In 1952, a Swedish Professor, Ingvar Branemark had a lucky accident. He discovered that titanium bonded irreversibly to living bone tissue. Titanium was placed into jaw bones to study growth and the bone grew around them – this is the process of osseointegration. The first practical application of osseointegration was the implantation of new titanium roots in 1965. Dental implants were born!
What happens when a front tooth is lost from trauma or natural causes?
We can now successfully and aesthetically replace a missing front tooth with a dental implant. A dental implant acts like the root of a tooth and becomes anchored into the bone which actually helps strengthen the underlying bone. Bio compatible materials like medical grade titanium are used for dental implants and there is no need to shape or reduce healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth as would be required for a bridge.
Our office will often tell patients that dental implants are now like bionic teeth. It is like growing a new tooth. Your dental implant will feel and look real and you will brush and floss it to keep your dental implant healthy just like a real tooth!
This information shared with you by Julie Gillis, DDS PC . We feel that your dental health is the top priority, and if we can make your smile more attractive while improving your health that is wonderful! Dr. Gillis practices restorative and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, dental implants, crowns, bridges and periodontal care in Grand Junction, Colorado. Our office website is www.juliegillisds.com. For further information, please contact usat (970) 242-3635.
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