Dental implants are also one of the most secure tooth replacement options out there. Unlike dentures or dental bridges that can be shaken loose during eating or talking, you’ll never have to worry about your dental implant becoming loose or falling out. This is done through a process called osseointegration – the process of bonding the implant to the jawbone, creating a firm foundation for the ceramic or porcelain tooth that will be capped on top.
Osseointegration also has another benefit – strengthening the once weakened bone and gums underneath. When a tooth goes missing, it’s difficult for the bone to heal again with the gap left behind. If left untreated, this gap could cause further damage, leading to facial collapse and a sunken appearance. Your surrounding teeth could also shift around, leading to a reduced bite pressure or even pain, and eating or talking will feel stressful. After the implant is embedded, the gums are also reformed around the implant and heal around it as though it were a natural tooth.