What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants as provided by Dr. Harris and Arch Dental have come a long way despite their history of science, research and careful installation in millions of patients around the world. Many early efforts were experimental at best, but today’s dental implants are visually and functionally superior if installed properly and taken care of as directed. Here at Arch Dental LLC, we have designed this page to help our Madison Heights, MI patients learn more about dental implants and how they could help your smile.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong and stable foundation for natural-looking artificial teeth. Because dental implants are permanently secured to the jawbone, they look, feel and function just like real teeth.
The Miracle Process of Osseointegration
After your titanium tooth roots are placed, the specific quality of the titanium metals allows new bone growth to fuse with the fixture piece in an amazing process dubbed osseointegration. Once the dental implants are properly placed and healed, existing bone deterioration is stabilized, and further bone loss can be reduced. This allows patients to smile, eat and speak with the comfort of knowing that their new dental implants will never move, pinch, slip or cause pain.