Do Dental Implants Become a Part of my Jawbone?
Dental implants are so successful, because the implant screw mimics the root component of a jawbone. This is in part thanks to the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration occurs when the titanium screw fuses to the bone over an extended period. Thanks to osseointegration, implants can be used to support a single crown, a fixed bridge, or even an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. If you have lost one or more teeth, our team at David R. Moyer Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can help you restore the esthetics and function of your smile with dental implants.
How a Dental Implant Fuses to Your Jawbone
After Fusing, Dental Implants Heal During Osseointegration
In most cases, we must allow the healing and osseointegration processes to finish before we place an abutment. The process of osseointegration can take up to six months or more. If multiple implants are involved, it may take even longer. It is important to let the jawbone grow into and unite with the surface of the dental implant. This will provide a solid foundation for your new restoration, one that rivals the strength of your natural teeth.
After the initial surgery, you may experience the typical discomforts associated with any oral surgery. These include: swelling of the gum and facial tissues, bruising of gum and facial tissues, pain at the surgical site, and minor bleeding. If any of these discomforts worsen in the days following surgery, be sure to contact us immediately. Dr. Moyer will be able to determine the source of the problem and provide a remedy.
Dental Implants are Superior to Other Restorations
Many of the benefits of dental implants stem from osseointegration. Some of these benefits include:
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Dental implants have revolutionized the way we treat tooth loss. We believe they are the ideal solution for patients in need of full tooth restorations. If you would like to learn more about dental implants or osseointegration, call 480.935.6295 and schedule your appointment now.