Dental implants in Mandeville are an excellent way to restore missing teeth permanently, but the treatment process for an implant is a bit more involved and lengthy compared to other treatments like dental bridges or dentures.
The reason for this is that the dental implant must “osseointegrate” with your jaw bone and bond to it permanently. This process can take 3-6 months or longer. In this blog from the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, we’ll explore the osseointegration timeline in detail.
Osseointegration is the process by which your dental implant bonds and integrates with your jaw bone. This is an absolutely essential part of the dental implant placement process.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which has the unique ability to bond tightly with your natural jaw bone. Over time, the bone near your implant will grow around it, eventually securing it tightly and locking it in place permanently.
This is why dental implants last so much longer than other types of replacement teeth. For all intents and purposes, the titanium implant will become a part of your body. And if you take proper care of your mouth, your implant will remain in place for the rest of your life.
Now that we’ve discussed the importance of dental implant osseointegration, let’s talk about the timeline for osseointegration, and what you can expect as you heal and recover.
The osseointegration process, as mentioned, will take up to 3-6 months or longer. During this process, you will come into the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence for checkups so that Dr. Schof can ensure your mouth is healing properly.
We hope this article has been informative, and has helped you understand the way that dental implants bond to your natural bone tissue. And if you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth in Mandeville with dental implants, Dr. Charles Schof is here to help.
Dr. Schof is an experienced implant dentist, and we’re always accepting new patients at our office, so give us a call at (985) 626-4401 or contact us online to schedule an appointment, and find out if dental implants in Mandeville are right for you.