How To Protect Your Dental Implant-Based Restoration
Dental implants are used to replace the dental roots of lost teeth. The implants are constructed of titanium metal and rest in the bone of the jaw. Over the course of a few months, the implant stabilizes in the mouth. This stabilization is due to a process called osteointegration. During osteointegration, the bone of the jaw grows, eliminating the space between the implant and the jawbone. As a result, the dental implant integrates with the bone.