Orland Park Dental Implant Dentist Explains the Process of Osseointegration and How it Secures Dental Implants

Written by Dr. Zaibak on May 15, 2012

Our Orland Park dental office is committed to helping patients enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles, no matter what their current dental problems. One of the most problematic issues that patients could deal with is tooth loss. Although it can be upsetting to suffer tooth loss, patients don’t have to live with the embarrassment and inconvenience of an incomplete smile forever.


Thanks to innovations in modern dentistry, patients can now enjoy natural looking and comfortable replacement teeth by using dental implants! Dental implants are replacement teeth that mimic the appearance and structure of natural teeth. The process of placing a dental implant begins with a small titanium screw. This screw is actually surgically implanted into the jawbone, replacing the missing tooth root.


Then, over a period of months, the titanium screw actually bonds to the natural bone of the jawbone—this process is called osseointegration. Osseointegration creates a firm, stable foundation for the dental restoration that is then secured on top of the titanium screw. The dental restoration looks just like a natural tooth, and thanks to the titanium screw, your dental implant will feel and function just like a natural tooth as well.


Once your dental implant has healed, you can care for you dental implant in the same way you care for natural teeth. By brushing and flossing regularly, you’ll can keep your smile sparkling clean and extend the life of your dental implants.


Dental implants provide a number of health benefits. They prevent your natural teeth from shifting along the gum line after tooth loss. They also help to prevent loss of bone density and jawbone deterioration—a common side effect of tooth loss.


Thanks to dental implants more and more Orland Park patients are able to enjoy health, complete smiles even after dental trauma. Give us a call for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Orland Park dental implant dentist.