The Important of Osseointegration During the Dental Implant Process

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When you lose a tooth, or multiple teeth, finding a tooth replacement option is likely on your mind. You may or may not know that several options are available when you visit Dr. Thelam Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry in Burlington, Ontario. Dr. Nguyen offers replacement options, including dental bridges, dentures, and implants. The specifics of your situation will likely dictate which option is best for you. One popular option among patients is dental implants. The dental implant offers benefits that other options cannot match. One reason is that a dental implant is surgically embedded into the jawbone, effectively replacing the missing tooth’s root. The jaw fuses and bonds to the implant through osseointegration, providing incredible durability and strength. Let’s look a bit closer into this process of osseointegration and why it is so important.

The Important of the Root

Every tooth has a root which is embedded in the jawbone. Every time you bite down or provide any stimulation to the tooth, it resonates down into the jaw. While it may not seem a big deal, the jawbone requires this stimulation to remain strong and healthy. When a tooth is lost, and thus the root and the stimulation it provides, the jawbone will eventually begin to deteriorate and be reabsorbed.

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Osseointegration is a critical step in the success of a dental implant. The dental implant is a small post crafted from a material of your dentist’s choice, usually titanium, which is biocompatible and provides strength and durability. Once the implant has been inserted into the jawbone, the bone and post will integrate over the following weeks as the bone cells begin to attach directly to the implanted post. This is the process known as osseointegration. Once this is completed and the artificial tooth prosthesis is attached, the implant will provide the stimulation which was once provided by the natural tooth’s root. This ensures that your jaw remains healthy and strong.

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Dr. Thelam Nguyen
Dr. Thelam Nguyen

Dr. Thelam Nguyen, a distinguished dental professional, combines a solid educational background with over two decades of dedicated practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Toronto School of Dentistry. Dr. Nguyen's expertise extends to Implant Dentistry, Periodontal Surgery, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Adult Orthodontics. He is a respected member of prestigious dental organizations, embodying a patient-centered approach at Tansley Woods Dentistry.