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A dental implant model bone cutaway showing Osseointegration

What Is Osseointegration When It Comes To Dental Implants?

There is no denying that dental implants are a phenomenal and amazing way to achieve a great new smile. The process is quite simple and can even be done in as little as one day.

Dental implants are placed using a dental screw base, following by a tooth “cap” that is very natural looking and functions like the tooth it is replacing. From just a single dental implant, to full arch dental implants, a dentist in Pittsburgh, PA can guide you in the direction to reveal your best smile yet!

 

But What Is Osseointegration?

Since the dental implant is made either in the dental office or in a dental lab, and is not produced by the body, a process known as osseointegration will occur following implantation. Osseointegration involves the mechanical anchorage process of a dental implant into the jaw-bone that persists under all normal conditions of oral function.

Overall, bone regeneration related to dental implants in a healthy condition is a complex process and can take up to several weeks. A few days after implantation, several biological events (bone regeneration) are regulated by several growth and differentiation factors that are released in the implant vicinity. This is a reaction from the body to a foreign object being placed in the body, however, this must occur for the dental implants to be successful.

Following bone regeneration around the implant, bone remodeling occurs by replacing immature bone, via bone grafting, with mature bone at the implant site, providing biological (mechanical) stability, which is secondary to primary fixation obtained during implant insertion.

This process is important in the life cycle of a dental implant patient, in that it can promote the longevity of your dental implants. After all, this restorative option is truly an investment, so you’ll definitely want your dental implants to last a lifetime! A dentist in Pittsburgh, PA will ensure that your dental implant experience is top notch, from start to finish, making sure that your smile is the best one yet!

 

Are You Ready To Get Dental Implants?

Make sure you go to an expert in all things dental implants! Contact our doctors, Dr. Carl Medgaus, Dr. Rastegar, and Dr. Zimmermann, in our office in our office by Pittsburgh, PA, to schedule your consultation today!

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