What Is Osseointegration?

dentalimplantbonetissueHave you been looking into options for restoring your smile? If your concern is tooth loss and you would like to replace missing teeth, we encourage you to learn more about the benefits of dental implants. Why? Implants offer a variety of options for patients, while fully replacing a missing tooth from the roots all the way up to the crown. You will not find this type of stability with other prosthetics. Again, you may ask, “But why?” To understand a bit more about how implants work and what makes them offer such exceptional sturdiness, we encourage you to find out more about osseointegration and how implants work with the following information:

What’s An Implant?

A dental implant is a prosthetic that fills in for your tooth’s roots. This is a wonderful solution for tooth loss because unlike other options, it is the only one that replaces your roots. Why is this such a big deal? Your roots stimulate your jawbone to remain healthy and strong. The good news is that you can continue to enjoy a strong jawbone by choosing implants, which will keep that stimulation going. To receive a dental implant, you will need to undergo a surgical procedure in which we will place the titanium post into your jawbone through an incision in your gum tissue.

So, How Does Osseointegration Come Into Play?

After we place your dental implant, you will recover for several months. Though this varies from patient to patient, you can expect about three to four months of healing time. During this time, a process called osseointegration will occur. This is another word for what happens when your jawbone tissue bonds with the titanium post placed within it. Due to this bonding, you can expect exceptional stability because your jawbone and dental implant essentially become “one.” As a result, we can then restore or “top” your implant with a restoration to replace the part of your tooth that rests above your gumline, as well.


At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call us at our Santa Clarita Valley office at (661) 251-0480. We also service Newhall, Castaic, Canyon Country, Saugus, and nearby areas.