Glendale Dental Implant Dentist Gives on Overview of Osseointegration and How it Applies to Dental Implant Treatment

Written by Dr. McKay on Jul 28, 2014

More and more patients in our Glendale dental office are interested in pursuing dental implant treatment. Dental implants allow patients to enjoy their smiles and have healthy teeth and gums even after tooth loss. Dental implants are unlike any other dental restoration—they’re actually surgically implanted into the patient’s jawbone.

What does this mean for you?

This means that your dental implant will have exceptional stability and longevity. Once inserted into the jawbone, the titanium screw—the “base” of the dental implant—bonds with the natural bone, keeping the dental implant in place.

Because the titanium screw of the dental implant fills the space previously filled by the tooth root, patients with dental implants are able to avoid the bone deterioration that often accompanies tooth loss. Dental implants keep your jawbone strong, and they also prevent your other teeth from shifting along the gum line.

Many patients love dental implants because, once they’re inserted, you don’t have to worry about maintaining them with special procedures and products. You can actually care for your dental implants in the same way that you care for your natural teeth.

With dental implants you can eat all of your favorite foods, and smile confidently without worrying that your restorations will shift or fall out of your mouth. Dental implants mimic the appearance and the structure of natural teeth, so that your implants will look and feel like your natural teeth.

Dental implants just continue to grow in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. These restorations are exceptionally stable and comfortable. They also give patients the appearance of a perfected, seamless smile even after tooth loss. Our Glendale dental implant dentists can help you decide whether dental implants are right for you. We’ll walk you through the process and show you how dental implants can enhance your smile.