The Woodlands Dental Implant Questions: What is Osseointegration?

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Dental implants provide the most secure, reliable, and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, and it is osseointegration that allows them to offer these benefits. Osseointegration is the part of the dental implants process that allows these restorations to be accepted as new tooth roots. Osseointegration prevents dental implants from coming loose or falling out. It also allows dental implants to prevent bone loss and jaw collapse.

Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young often recommends dental implants above other forms of tooth replacement. During your consultation he would be happy to answer any questions you have about implants and help you determine if they are right for your smile.

A Secure Hold

Dental implants have microscopic holes on their surface. Once inserted, osteoblasts and connective tissue integrate into these holes, holding the implants fast in place. Because osteoblasts can attach directly to an implant, it can be accepted into the bone and become a permanent part of your jaw. This is the process of osseointegration and one of the primary benefits of choosing dental implants to restore strength and beauty to your smile.   If you would like to learn more about the benefits offered by dental implants, please contact Woodlands PremierDentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Young today.