Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dr. Ashraf has received extensive training in Implantology. He has completed a fellowship in Implant Dentistry and Advanced Prosthodontics from North Shore University Hospital. His advanced training allows him to perform both the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant therapy. Through continuing education, Dr. Ashraf is abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry.