Since they first became a routine part of professional tooth replacement, dental implants have become one of the most successful methods of rebuilding smiles. On average nationally, they enjoy a success rate of up to 98% (and an even higher rate of success in our office), meaning they’ve helped most patients regain their smiles’ health, integrity, and confidence after being placed. The secret to dental implants’ success is a process known as osseointegration, which describes the fusing of your jawbone structure to your implant posts as it heals. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental office, we help you take advantage of this process by carefully planning your procedure, placing your implants, and restoring them when your jaw has healed, all under a single roof.
The roles that healthy teeth roots play
Conventional replacement teeth like bridges and dentures come with high-quality support systems such as lifelike crowns, hidden clasps, and biocompatible adhesives. If all teeth roots did was keep your teeth steady, then these might serve as adequate replacements for them. However, healthy, natural teeth roots do much more than that, and their loss can have a resounding effect on your oral health. For example, when you bite and chew, your roots stimulate your jawbone and tell your body to send it an ample supply of nutrients. The only way to reestablish this function is to replace the root of your tooth within your jawbone with a lifelike dental implant post.
Dental implants and osseointegration
Dental implants are typically made from biocompatible titanium, which means they’re designed to interact favorably with your healthy oral structures, tissues and jawbone. Once an implant is placed, your jawbone immediately begins to fusing to it as it heals, initiating the process of osseointegration. For your implants to be successful, this process must continue unabated, allowing your jaw to gain a secure hold on the implant posts. Afterward, your posts will remain as sturdy, stable, and comfortable and as your healthy, natural teeth roots, creating the most lifelike prosthetic option for your smile.
What this means for your smile in the long run
By becoming a permanent part of your jawbone structure through osseointegration, dental implants do several things for your smile that traditional prostheses can’t. Restoring stimulation in your jawbone is one of the most important. By doing so, you can restore the healthy flow of minerals and nutrients to your jawbone, which helps keep your smile’s foundation strong and healthy for life. This also reduces your risks of losing more teeth as a consequence of an increasingly weaker jawbone.
Learn more about the advantages of dental implants
Osseointegration, or the ability to promote natural fusing with your jawbone, is a key advantage of dental implants over other tooth replacement options. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.