Osseointegration is the process that allows dental implants to become a permanent part of your smile. But what, exactly, is this process and how do dental implants help make it possible?
Dental implants are made of biocompatible materials. This means that your body is unlikely to reject an implant once placed. Biocompatibility also allows for greater ease of acceptance as a new tooth root.
On the surface of dental implants are several microscopic holes. While these holes may be too small to see, they are not too small for osteoblasts and connective tissue to move into – and it is this process, the process of integrating the implant into the bone, which gives osseointegration its name.
Once an implant is accepted as a new tooth root, it is able to prevent the mineral reabsorption that leads to jaw shrinkage and collapse. This advantage, exclusive to dental implants, makes implant dentistry the most effective and comprehensive tooth replacement option.
If you are missing one or more teeth, please contact Bright Smile Dental to schedule a dental implant consultation today. Dr. Negru offers individualized tooth replacement services to people living in Aloha, Hillsboro, and surrounding communities from our convenient Beaverton location.