Dental implants are proving to be a remarkable treatment for patients in the Miami, FL area who are missing one or more teeth. Not only will your dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth, but they will even function in much the same way. This is all possible thanks to a process called osseointegration, which works to integrate your implants into your oral anatomy. This results in your implants being directly fused to your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. Today, holistic dentist Dr. Ted Herrmann is blogging to talk about osseointegration and how it works to provide you with the best possible replacement teeth.
What makes dental implants possible as a treatment is the fact that the jawbone is able to naturally regenerate bone tissue. By taking advantage of this regeneration, dental implants are able to anchor themselves in place on your jawbone, allowing them to replicate your natural teeth. It is this process in particular that we refer to as osseointegration. During the implant placement process, an implant fixture is placed in your jawbone. This placement stimulates the jawbone, causing it to begin regenerating jawbone tissue. Once this process begins, your mouth will need three to six months to recover before you will be able to move forward to the next step of the implant process.
As the site of your implant’s placement heals, new bone tissue is created. Because dental implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible alloy, this new tissue will grow along the implant fixture, fusing to it. The implant fixture is also covered in small holes, which this bone tissue will thread itself through, pulling the fixture permanently into place. This process allows your body to manipulate your dental implant as if it were a natural tooth. Thanks to osseointegration, your dental implants will be able to provide unparalleled strength, stability, and endurance.
The success of osseointegration is pivotal to the dental implant process. Because of this, there are certain steps you should take to ensure that it proceeds as planned. These are:
In order to make the best decisions in regards to your oral health, it is important that you know all of the facts about your prospective treatment. This includes knowing everything there is about dental implants and how they work. If you would like to learn more about implants or what it takes to be considered a candidate for treatment with them, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Ted Herrmann today.
Dr. Theodore Herrmann
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