Is the titanium used in dental implants safe?
At our Washington, PA dental office, we use only the safest and most effective materials. Titanium has been safely used for medical and dental applications for over 50 years. During that time, titanium has come to be considered as the choice for a variety of prosthetics. Titanium has been used for neurosurgery, joint replacement, and, now, dental implants.
The main reason that titanium is so practical for use in dental implants is that it is a biocompatible element. This means that it is compatible with the growth of bone and bodily tissue.
Dental implants are composed of a tiny titanium post placed surgically in the jaw. Using titanium provides the stability that is the most significant benefit of dental implants as a tooth replacement solution.
Once the implant is placed, surrounding bone and tissue start to grow around the implant as if it were a natural part of your body. Through a process known as osseointegration, the implanted post is actually absorbed by the bone. This creates a solid base that is essentially a root replacement for a missing tooth.
This is not as complicated as it sounds, and Dr. Pruce will be happy to take the time to discuss the safety of titanium in dental implants with you. Please contact our Washington dental office if you'd like to arrange an appointment.