How Dental Implants Work

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Tue, 08/28/2012


Dental implants are small titanium screws inserted into your jawbone to hold a dental restoration in place. The placement of dental implants along with the material they are made of is what enables them to become a permanent part of your smile.

Osseointegration and Titanium

When you lose a tooth, you also lose its root. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that actually replaces your tooth root, enabling them to prevent changes to the structure of your jaw.

Once placed by Fresno dentist Dr. Greg Miyake, your dental implants undergo a process known as osseointegration. This is the process in which your jawbone grows around the implant, providing a solid foundation and accepting it as part of your jaw.

Titanium is a biocompatible metal, meaning it is very unlikely that your body will reject it. This makes dental implants ideal for osseointegration. Nearly as strong as steel, titanium is also able to withstand tremendous pressure and provide a functionally superior base for your dental restoration.

Dental implants serve the dual purpose of acting as a new tooth root and providing a solid foundation for dental restorations. More information about how dental implants may work in your smile will be provided during your initial consultation with Dr. Miyake.

If you live in Fresno, Clovis, or Madera areas of California and would like to learn if dental implants are right for you, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule an implant dentistry consultation today.