What is Osseointegration?

The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Derived from the Greek osteon (bone) and the Latin integrated (to make whole), osseointegration is the process by which your Houston dental implants are integrated into your jaw and made a permanent part of your smile. It is this part of the dental implant process that allows your implants to provide a permanent solution for missing teeth.

Dental implants are made of a biocompatible metal that is easily accepted by your body. Covering the surface of your Houston dental implants are numerous microscopic holes which do not impact the effectiveness of the implant but rather allow osteoblasts to integrate into it, forever holding the implant securely in place. Osseointegration provides for one of the biggest advantages of dental implants by allowing an implant to replace your tooth’s root and prevent jaw shrinkage and collapse.   If you are looking for a permanent solution for tooth replacement, please contact our experienced Houston implant dentist today. Dr. Scott Young provides dental implants to men and women living in and around Houston, The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, and Conroe, Texas.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants in the Houston area of Texas, please contact The Woodlands Premier Dentistry or call (281) 367-5559 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Young.