Dental Implants and the Joys of Osseointegration

Feb 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Dental Implants, General Dentistry

oral healthYou may have heard and/or read us speak extensively about dental implants and their many advantages when it comes to replacing one or more lost teeth. One of an implant’s greatest benefits is its ability to replace your tooth’s root, which can help stave off the destruction that can affect your oral health following the loss of a root. The idea of inserting replacement roots in place of those lost is not a new idea. In fact, Mayan ruins suggest that the people of the ancient civilization hammered shells and other materials into the sockets of missing teeth. Today’s dental implants and their method of placement have advanced greatly and provide a safe, comfortable, and sturdy base upon which your Richmond dentist can anchor your dental restoration. Today, Dr. Stefan Moiceanu discusses the mechanism that makes dental implants an ideal tooth replacement option—osseointegration.

As Secure as Your Natural Teeth

The various elements of your oral health are interconnected in ways that you may not naturally realize. For instance, your gum tissue surrounds and protects the bottom parts of your teeth, but the roots themselves are embedded in and supported by your jawbone. Like a tree, your tooth’s buried roots provide exceptional stability as well as a pathway for your jawbone to send your teeth nutrients. Meanwhile, your body sends your jaw nutrients based on the number of tooth roots that are stimulated when you bite and chew. One or more lost roots means fewer nutrients, which eventually leads to jawbone deterioration, further tooth loss, and facial collapse.

Dental implants, which are surgically inserted into your jawbone, help resolve this problem by restoring stimulation. Its titanium shell is biocompatible, and your jawbone will accept it as genuine and fuse to it, effectively creating a prosthetic tooth root that is held in place as securely as your natural teeth.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants in Richmond

To learn more about securing your replacement teeth with innovative dental implants, contact Dr. Moiceanu today. You can schedule a consultation in Richmond by calling Hilltop Family Dental at 510-758-7222. Located in the 94806 area, we proudly serve families from Richmond, Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and the surrounding communities.

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