Titanium Dental Implants
A missing tooth or one that is so damaged it requires extraction can be a painful and sometimes embarrassing situation. In order to fill the space and return to normal eating habits, a dentil implant can be used. A titanium post, that looks much like a screw, is implanted into the gums and allowed to fuse with the bone underneath, creating a root like support for a dental crown to be placed upon. The crown can be made of a variety of materials but is most often ceramic or an amalgamation of metal and a ceramic material, to accommodate strength and aesthetic. Our locations Burnaby, Vancouver
Titanium is used for the root, or post, due to not only the strength of the metal but also the body’s willingness to accept it rather then reject. For this reason, most over 90%, are successful and are not rejected or pushed out by the body. While there is a risk of infection, there should be few to no complications and the body should accept and fuse the post to the jawbone. The process of fusing can take a few months, after which the crown can be placed, after which it should not require replacement for the life of the patient.
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Due to the strength of titanium it is trusted to form the root of the tooth replacement. It is important that the tooth be able to withstand the use of the tooth like any others and stand up to the chewing that all teeth go through. It can become lose if it does not heal and fuse properly, but can often be tightened if that occurs, it may become cracked if not addressed, and can even break. To avoid this complication it is important to follow all aftercare instructions closely and report any loosening or shifting to your dentist quickly.
A titanium dental implant should be able to last the entire lifetime of the patient, and is suitable for most people. Only those who are young and have bones that are still growing and those who have deterioration that can not be fixed with a bone graft are unable to benefit form a dental implant. When the bone is still growing there is no way to be certain of the final positioning until it has completed, so children and young adults may not be a good fit for an implant. People who have bone deterioration for various reasons may not be able to have a dental implant because they need a solid bone structure to hold the root post. In some cases a bone graft can be completed to strengthen the bone enough to support the implant, a consultation with a dentist is the best way to find out if that is the case.
A dental implant can replace a lost tooth, and titanium is a material that is strong enough to never require replacement while being easily accepted by the human body so there is a low risk of rejection. Contact our Vancouver Dental Implant Clinic to see if the titanium dental implant is the right choice for you.