Is the titanium used in dental implants safe?
Titanium has proven to be a safe and effective material for securing dental implants. In fact, dental implants have been used safely for more than 30 years.
A dental implant is composed of three pieces – the implant, abutment, and dental restoration. While we refer to the whole unit as a dental implant, the implant portion is the piece that is actually placed in your jaw.
What are they made of and how do they work?
Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body, making it a stable and durable foundation for a dental restoration. In a process we refer to as osseointegration, the implant attaches itself to your natural bone, locking it securely in place.
This process, referred to as osseointegration, gives the replaced teeth a stable foundation that will hold the replaced teeth firmly in place adding strength to support a dental restoration. It also ensures that a restoration like a crown or dental bridge will stand up to daily use and function like regular teeth.
Dental implants are the strongest device available to provide support for replacement teeth. They are quickly becoming the preferred method of tooth replacement because they are so effective.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the perfect solution. Please contact our Royal Oak dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a complimentary consultation.