March 21, 2021
There are more options than ever to replace missing teeth; however, the most preferred solution involves dental implants. As the only treatment to recreate the entire tooth from the root up, they offer exceptional advantages that aren’t possible using any other method. The success of dental implants is largely attributed to the use of titanium. Although they can be made from other materials, titanium dental implants offer unmatched results. Here 5 benefits you can enjoy when choosing titanium to support your new smile.
1. Enhanced Durability
When compared to stainless steel, titanium is approximately 50% lighter. It also offers superior strength under pressure. You can regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force. It can withstand strain better than stainless steel because it has a lower modulus of elasticity, so it’s less likely to break. You won’t need to worry about the post being damaged from biting or chewing, so you can enjoy your favorite foods.
Titanium is the preferred material for patients who have metal sensitivities because it is biocompatible. It is less likely to generate an immune reaction because it is corrosion-resistant, unlike stainless steel implants, so there is a decreased risk of the body rejecting the post.
3. Better Osseointegration
In the 1950s, a Swedish physician discovered titanium fuses better to bone better than other materials through a process called osseointegration. Modern titanium implants have a roughened surface which allows the bone to better adhere to the post. As a result, it to potentially remain in place forever with the right aftercare.
4. High Success Rate
Dental implants have over a 95% success rate because they offer the most predictable results. They are proven to last for decades because of the reliability of titanium and improved osseointegration. With the post serving as a new root, it stops bone loss in the jaw to provide a stable foundation for the restoration. Your dentist recommends committing to your oral hygiene at home and maintaining your semi-annual dental appointments to foster the long-term success of your new smile.
5. No Risk of Decay
With a titanium post as the foundation for your restoration, you will never need to worry about the implant decaying. If you have any remaining natural teeth, they will still be prone to cavities, so it’s best to practice the right oral hygiene habits at home, limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks, and visit your dentist regularly for a cleaning and checkup.
Invest in a Proven Solution
Titanium implants are supported by decades of proven success. Your dentist will help you make a long-term investment in your smile and quality of life using the preferred material in reconstructive surgery.
About Dr. Steven Kendrick
Dr. Kendrick earned his dental degree at the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry and continued his training at the Misch International Implant Institute. He can place and restore dental implants in-office using the latest techniques and technologies. If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
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