Implants are a common solution to missing teeth. At Finest Dental we use an array of titanium implants and zirconium replacement teeth, however there are a number of other options available. Here we discuss implant materials in further detail.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. A metal screw is inserted into the jawbone, which acts as the alternative tooth root. Then replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures can then be securely attached on to the artificial root.
What is the implant made of?
At Finest Dental we use a range of titanium implants. Titanium is a biocompatible metal and is non-toxic, so it is well tolerated by the body. Unlike some other metals, titanium bonds extremely well to bone and can last for decades- making it the ideal material for dental implants.
Implants should last a lifetime if looked after properly and the patient maintains good oral hygiene.
What are the replacement teeth made of?
Once the implant has been installed the replacement tooth, usually a crown, can then be attached to the abutment. Replacement teeth are typically made of a Zirconium-oxide substance, which once moulded, results in a white-opaque product, known as ceramic.
There are a number of other materials available, so you can choose one that is best suited to you. Your dentist will discuss the options during your appointment.
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