What is Osseointegration as it relates to dental implants?

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Dental Implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that are fused into your jawbone to anchor replacement teeth. This process is called osseointegration.

The strength, durability, and longevity of dental implants make them the best possible option for replacing missing teeth. 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.

How Do 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 2 to 6 months to complete depending on the patients oral health situation. 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.