What is Osseointegration?

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

Thu, 05/18/2017

Osseointegration - Fresno Dental Implants - Dr. MiyakeDental implants represent an exciting solution for Fresno-area patients looking for a tooth replacement option. Implants are inconspicuous, but, perhaps their most impressive attribute for people who don't love going to the dentist is their durability. If properly cared for, dental implants can last the rest of your life.

This is partly a matter of the strong materials used in the crafting of dental implants – the implants we offer are made from titanium, while the artificial tooth that caps the implant will be made from porcelain. But there's another reason for the durability of dental implants: osseointegration.

Osseointegration is the process by which the dental implant fuses with your jawbone to form a fully functional replacement root. During your implant placement surgery, we will place the implant deep into your jawbone. Your body then begins the arduous but necessary process of accepting a foreign object and making it a part of itself.

During osseointegration, which usually takes between three to six months, your jawbone will be slowly building up bone material around the implant. Once this process is complete, the implant will be firmly rooted in the bone, ensuring your new tooth has a remarkably strong and stable foundation.

If you live in or around Fresno, California and you have questions about dental implants or the implant placement procedure, please call Dr. Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today at 559-224-0103 for a consultation and examination.