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What is a Biocompatible Dental Implant?

What is a Biocompatible Dental Implant?

When you lose one or more teeth to dental disease or accidental damage, the rest of your oral health can depend on what you do next. If you ignore tooth loss, then the subsequent consequences (such as shifting teeth and greater risks of dental disease) will grow exponentially worse. 

If you replace your lost teeth, however, then you can not only rebuild your smile’s appearance, but also improve the state of your oral health in the long run. The good thing about dental implants is that, as the only option for replacing lost teeth roots, they’re the most comprehensive and lifelike tooth replacement solution today.  

What are implants?

\A dental implant restoration consists of three sections—a small, biocompatible implant post, a connective abutment, and a custom-made restoration that closely mimics your teeth. 

The implant post is surgically inserted into the jawbone, which can take 4-6 months to heal and fuse to the post completely. Then, a connective abutment is attached to the post and used to secure your lifelike restoration, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

Are implants more successful than other alternatives?

Conventional bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures are highly successful at replacing lost teeth, but since their introduction to clinical dentistry over 70 years ago, implants have enjoyed an over 95% success rate! 

The secret is the biocompatibility of titanium. Because your jawbone accepts the implant post as real and fuses to its surface, the implant becomes a permanent part of your jawbone’s anatomy. With proper care and maintenance, the posts can last for life, even if you have to restore or replace your restoration years down the road.

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Our primary goal is to enhance the health and quality of life of every one our patients through customized, comprehensive dental care. Find out why more people are relying on dental implants to rebuild their smiles after tooth loss. To learn if you qualify, Book an appointment Call Sunnyvale Dental Care today at (408) 720-0900. We also proudly serve patients from Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View, San Jose, Campbell, Palo Alto, and all surrounding communities.
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