In their healthiest form, natural teeth are impressively strong and durable. Not only do they chew and shred all of your favorite hard and crunchy foods, but they also support your jawbone structure and endure a lifetime of use and wear.
However, if you’re like most adults, you will lose at least one tooth in your lifetime and need to replace it. You might worry that a dental implant cannot offer the same strength and durability as your natural tooth, but today’s impressive technology actually does make it possible to replace real teeth with implants of equal strength.
Dental Implants Are Titanium Posts
Dental implants are actually titanium posts that are carefully inserted into the bone where your tooth used to be. Titanium is a durable, versatile and safe material that fuses with the jaw bone over the course of a few months. This forms an alternative tooth root that – with proper care – will stay perfectly in place for the rest of your life.
A Healthy Jawbone Strengthens Your Implants
Since your dental implants must fuse with your jawbone, the strength of your jawbone can influence the integrity of your implants. This is why it’s so important to use advanced osseodensification as a way to strengthen your jawbone without any invasive bone grafting. This procedure slowly displaces existing bone tissues to make them more compact around your implant. The end result is a stronger, healthier jawbone that can easily support implants. [Read more…]