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Scientifically-Confirmed Improved Dental Implant Healing

While the cosmetic and functional benefits of dental implants are numerous, the healing process has the potential to be prolonged and complicated. Once implants are placed, they can be at risk due to a period of weakness caused by the surrounding areas attempting to adapt to the foreign implant. During this period of confusion at the cellular level, the bone will actually disintegrate, or resorb, first, and then begin to heal.

However, recent research published in the scientific journal Bone brings good news to doctors and patients alike. A team of researchers at New York University has confirmed that the OSSEAN surface of Intra-Lock® dental implants actually promotes healing at the DNA level.

The OSSEAN surface has been proven to enhance and accelerate the formation of new bone around the implant, or osseointegration. The OSSEAN surface is successful because it imitates nature at the microscopic level by repeating the natural nano-structure of bone across the entire surface of the implant. Due to this design, there is practically no cellular confusion, and new bone begins to form almost immediately. Great news, because once the new bone forms around the implant, the risk of instability is greatly reduced.

Lyons Creek Dental Care is committed to bringing our patients the best the industry has to offer, and is pleased to use these healing-promoting Intra-Lock® implants for our patients.

Chris Rafoth is the owner of Lyons Creek Dental Care, providing medical dentistry, dental implants, and facial esthetics since 1998 for Shoreline and greater Seattle areas, as well as communities in King and Snohomish counties. Any questions or comments? Contact him at today!