The strength, durability, and longevity of dental implants make them the best possible option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that are fused into your jawbone to anchor replacement teeth. This process is called osseointegration.
How Dental Implants Integrate Into The Jaw
Osseointegration is defined as the process by which living bone and tissue attaches to a foreign material, forming a strong bond. When a dental implant is placed into the jawbone, the post which is made of biocompatible titanium has a rough, irregular surface, allowing living tissue and bone to grow into the tiny crevices, creating a tighter bond.Osseointegration takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months to complete. It does not cause inflammation in the surrounding tissues, and no scar tissue forms between the bone and the metal. Best of all, osseointegration helps preserve the bone at the site of your missing tooth by stimulating new growth and allows for a strong and secure hold, as well as for a permanent base for dental restorations.
AdvantagesOf Dental Implants
Dental implants are the strongest and most reliable form of tooth replacement. Dental implants can restore complete strength, function, and beauty to your smile, giving them distinct advantages over other forms of tooth replacement.
The placement of dental implants involves several steps, and every part of the process is considered as essential to the overall success of the procedure. The first step is a dental evaluation to determine if you are ready for the placement of dental implants. Second is the actual placement of the implant to the jawbone. Osseointegration happens in this phase. The final step is the placement of the implant restoration.
To learn more about osseointregration and dental implants, please contact Dr. Mariana Conant, DDS for a consultation at 203-692-4405.