Dental implants can support restorations and allow them to perfectly replicate the comfort and strength of teeth supported by natural tooth roots. This is all thanks to the three-part system and a biological process called osseointegration that supports it.
Dental implants are made up of three different parts:
Dental implants are an effective tooth replacement option because of a natural, biological process called osseointegration, which occurs during the healing period of the dental implant process. Because titanium is biocompatible, your body cannot tell the difference between it and your natural tooth roots.
As your jawbone heals following the placement of your dental implant, new tissue grows up along the fixture. This tissue will take hold of the fixture and pull it firmly, and permanently, into place.
Thanks to osseointegration, dental implants come with many unique benefits that make the treatment superior to other tooth restoration methods. Many users of dental bridges and dentures complain that their treatment is unreliable and frequently falls out of place. Your implants should never move out of position or get loose.
Osseointegration also makes it so that your treatment is strong enough to handle any food you may wish to eat. Patients with bridges and dentures often have to give up certain foods, as they are uncomfortable to eat with their treatment in place. This isn’t the case with dental implants.
The last benefit to remember is what dental implants can do for your jawbone. When you lose a tooth, the area of the jawbone that surrounded that tooth can begin to weaken and deteriorate. Because dental implants are directly fused to your jawbone, they are the only treatment that can prevent this deterioration.
Osseointegration is pivotal to the dental implant process, and is what allows the treatment to provide high-quality smile restoration. In order for this process to succeed, potential candidates must meet certain requirements. Take a look at our Dental Implant Candidacy page for more information. Then contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Christopher Jackson.
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