How do Dental Implants work Dentist Rockville MD

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Firstly, it’s key to know that a dental implant serves as the substitute for the root of your natural tooth.

Your bone can grow into the dental implant surface so that there is a biologic connection. The bone reacts with the implant as if it were bone, so that is why the dental implant does not easily get rejected. Dental implants are made from either titanium or zirconium.

One of the benefits of dental implants is that you cannot get cavities; however, they can get gum disease. Be sure to have a regular follow-up protocol for the health of your mouth with a dentist.

The scientific term for dental implant healing is osseointegration, first defined by Professor P.I. Branemark from Sweden in the 1960’s. The root word “osseo” means bone and “integration” means to grow into.

A blood clot fills in the space between the bone and the dental implant when a dental implant is surgically placed. The clot and surrounding bone cells start a natural cascade of bone growth. As a rather lengthy process, it takes 20 days for your bone to grow 1 millimeter. Yet, there are advanced surgical techniques that can accelerate the healing process.

In summary, dental implants work effectively when the human body thinks bone is bone; moreover, it helps to follow all of the instructions from your dentist to optimize the healing process for fast recovery and success with a new smile!

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~ Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Author, Researcher, Coach