If you are missing a tooth or two, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans adults lose teeth, making it a much more common occurrence than you might think. However, dental implants provide a great remedy for missing teeth and are quickly becoming one of the most popular treatment options. We are delighted to have the opportunity to explain that dental implants are so effective because they provide stable and permanent tooth replacement.
Before the actual implant treatment process, our team will thoroughly examine your smile and take some dental X-rays to assess your oral health and bone structure. Previous conditions such as tooth decay, tooth extraction, or chronic periodontal disease can leave insufficient bone structure for a dental implant. In this case, we may recommend a bone graft before placing your implant.
In order to receive the implant, an oral surgeon will create a minor incision in your gums to reach your jawbone and form a narrow channel so that the titanium post can be screwed into place. Titanium is a popular material because it’s biologically safe and fuses to your bones to form a strong anchor that is equivalent to your natural tooth root.
After the fusion process is complete, our team will begin the process of creating a dental crown. The dental crowns at Akram E. Rafla, DMD, PC are custom-made to fit your smile needs.
Implants are an amazing option to regain your beautiful, full smile. Don’t delay tooth replacement treatment; call Akram E. Rafla, DMD, PC today at 508.499.3566 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rafla and learn if dental implants in Worcester or Marlborough, MA, are right for you.