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If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, our doctor may recommend a dental implant. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post, which is surgically placed in the jawbone, a dental restoration, like a dental crown, and an abutment, which connects the post and the restoration. Before you choose a dental implant for your smile, you may wish to ask a few questions, like the ones below. We are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have to put your concerns at ease.

How long do dental implants last?
With proper care, dental implants can be a lifelong solution. This is because the dental implant post is designed to fuse with the jawbone after it is placed.

Are dental implants comfortable?
Dental implants are designed to become a part of your smile, so they are very comfortable. They do not have to be removed and cleaned at night. Clean your implants right along with your natural teeth. In addition, you don’t need to worry about your dental implants sliding in your mouth.

How do dental implants affect my oral health?
Dental implants can protect the health of your jawbone because the implant posts stimulate the bone. A preserved jawbone contributes to your overall oral health and to the appearance of your smile.

We welcome you to contact Akram E. Rafla, DMD, PC at 508.499.3566 to learn more about dental implants in Worcester or Marlborough, MA, offices and to schedule a visit with Dr. Rafla.