What is Osseointegration?
In 1960' a Swedish researcher, named Per-Ingvar Brånemark, discovered that bone cells will attach themselves directly to the titanium surface of an implant, locking it into the bone. The process of growing bone into the metal surface of the dental implant is known as "osseointegration".
By placing an implant into the jaw bone through a controlled surgical procedure will result in new bone growing and securing the implant in place. In this way the new titanium root will support an artificial crown, bridge, or denture.
Replacing the root of a missing tooth with a titanium screw will prevent possible future damage to other teeth that could happen when a traditional bridge is placed.
What is a dental implant?
How are dental implants placed?
What is osseointegration?
Benefits of dental implants.
Healing and treatment care.
Are dental implants right for me?
How to care for my new implants?