What Is the Role of Osseointegration in Dental Implants

When you want to replace your missing or decayed tooth, a dental implant would be one of the best options. However, the whole process of a Dental Implant takes several months and this is because of Osseointegration.

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What is Osseointegration?

Osseointegration came from the Greek and Latin terms ‘osteon’ and “integrare” meaning ‘bone’ and ‘to make whole.’ Dental Implant is executed with an insertion of the biocompatible implant directly into the bone. During healing, the surface of the implant fuses with the bone tissues. In other words, our body will naturally react to the placement and that process is called Osseointegration. 

The surface of the implant is made with tiny holes, so tiny that they are being referred to as microscopic holes. The holes enable the connective tissues to bond firmly with the implant thereby creating stable support. This is one of the main reasons why Dental Implant is capable of truly restoring both the function and appearance of your smile.

The Duration of Osseointegration

Osseointegration is time-dependent; it generally takes place between three to six months. Once the implant is successfully connected to the bone tissue, then it is the right time to bond the abutment and the dental crown. 

Now you understand why Osseointegration is an essential stage of the Dental Implant process. 


Are you a candidate for dental implants? Schedule a consultation with us at Addisville Dental to know more about Dental Implants in Richboro, PA. An examination is necessary to assess the condition of your bone tissues, the structures of the teeth and other factors that are important in our planning. Our office is located at 928 2nd St. Pike, Unit 4, Richboro, PA 18954.