Dental Implant Osseointegration
When a dental implant is placed in the jawbone a event called Osseointegration takes place. Osseointegration is defined as: “the formation of a direct bone interface between an implant and bone, without intervening soft tissue”. For dental implants this means the jaw bone grows right up to the dental implant surface without any soft tissue between the bone and dental implant. This intimate merging of bone and dental implant existentially locks the dental implant into the jawbone. The implant is now locked into the jawbone and servers as a tooth replacement root. Now Dr. Nugent can use the implant in the jawbone as a foundation to create dental implant teeth, dental implant dentures or permanent dentures.