What is Dental Implant Osseointegration?
27 February 2023
What exactly is osseointegration, and why is it crucial for the success of dental implants? Let’s find out.
During the healing process, a biological phenomenon called osseointegration occurs. This is when the dental implant fuses with the surrounding jawbone, creating a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth. Adequate healing time allows for the integration of the implant into the bone, ensuring a durable and long-lasting result.
Stability and Strength
The healing process allows time for the implant to establish a secure connection with the jawbone. As osseointegration takes place, the implant becomes firmly anchored in the bone, providing the necessary stability and strength to support the artificial tooth or teeth. This integration is essential for the overall functionality and longevity of the dental implant.
Soft Tissue Healing
In addition to the bone healing, the surrounding soft tissues, such as the gums, also need time to heal properly. The healing process allows the gums to recover and adapt to the presence of the implant, ensuring healthy and natural-looking results. Adequate healing of the soft tissues contributes to a comfortable fit and aesthetic appearance of the final restoration.
Prevention of Infection
The healing process provides an opportunity for the surgical site to heal without the risk of infection. Following implant placement, the body’s natural healing mechanisms are activated, and the surgical site gradually closes, reducing the chance of bacterial infiltration. Maintaining proper oral hygiene during the healing period is crucial to minimize the risk of complications.
Integration with Bite Function
Healing time allows for the implant to integrate with the surrounding oral structures, including the neighbouring teeth and the bite function. It enables the implant to adapt to the natural occlusion, ensuring proper distribution of forces during chewing and speaking. This integration with the bite function is essential for the long-term success and functionality of the dental implant.
Adequate healing time promotes patient comfort throughout the treatment process. It allows any post-operative discomfort or swelling to subside gradually, providing a more pleasant and pain-free experience. Patients who follow the prescribed healing period can better manage any temporary discomfort associated with the surgical procedure.
Longevity and Success
The healing process sets the stage for the long-term success and longevity of your dental implants. By allowing the necessary healing time, you provide the implant with the optimal conditions to integrate and become a functional part of your oral anatomy. This significantly increases the chances of achieving successful and durable outcomes.
Why Choose Coniston Dental Practice for Your Dental Implants
When it comes to dental implants, choosing Coniston Dental Practice ensures that you receive exceptional care and expertise from our dedicated team in West Byfleet, Surrey. Our clinic is renowned for providing personalised and comprehensive dental implant services.
Our experienced implant dentist will take the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly examine your dental health, and discuss suitable treatment options tailored to your specific needs and goals. With state-of-the-art technology, such as digital imaging and advanced treatment planning, we ensure precise and accurate diagnosis. Moreover, our friendly and supportive team will address any questions or concerns you may have, providing you with transparency and confidence throughout the consultation process. We are here to make your dental implant journey a comfortable and rewarding experience.
What Our Patients Say
Dr Nell is a fantastic dentist. Jolly, reassuring, and extremely knowledgeable. I am sad to be leaving and moving out of the area, as he and his team are outstanding.
Fantastic! Extremely welcoming and very friendly, great advice, very professional, sensible pricing. I’m a new customer and like many perhaps anxious moving to a new practice, but I felt completely at ease and comfortable throughout, it’s refreshing to have ‘old school’ service and logical advice. I can highly recommend these ladies and gents! 😁
Honestly after 10 years of never going to dentist due to fear, im so happy i came here after my sisters recommendation. Helena is amazing, she made me feel at ease, was very patient with me. Finally i can go to dentist without a complete meltdown.Thank you so much for helping me.
Fantastic from the moment I walked through the door. Made to feel welcome by the lovely ladies on reception. Sadaf done an amazing job and was so caring whilst doing the work, so pleased. Thank you!
Joined this new local dental practice on 10/5/23 and had my 6 monthly checkup with dentist, having previously filled out online health questionnaire & having had my dental history sent from previous practice. It was the most thorough checkup ever. Everyone was very caring & very professional. Very informative Dentist, charming dental nurse and friendly reception staff. Booked hygienist for the following week. Very impressed with my first visit. Its very local to me which is a bonus. Would definitely recommend the practice.Thank you Coniston.
Wonderfull dentist and hygenist services here.. used to come as a kid and after a recent visit with my mother with disability issues I have chosen to get back on their books.. Everyone from front of house through to the doctors has been so pleasant to deal with making what could possibly be something quite stressful nice and simple
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