Centerville dentists offer titanium implants as a durable tooth replacement
Tooth loss is devastating. Functionally, it can cause your remaining teeth to shift. Aesthetically, it detracts from your smile, leaving a gap from a missing tooth and crooked teeth from the teeth shifting. Tooth loss also increases risk of infections or bone deterioration without a root in place. In Centerville, OH, Dr. Daniel Cobb of Alex Bell Dental offer titanium implants as a durable tooth replacement.
Replacing missing teeth
Gaining popularity in the last 20 years, titanium has been used in medical and dental procedures. From hip and knee replacements to dental implants, it has a high success rate in millions of patients. Titanium is a lightweight metal that is successful at osseointegration, the ability to bind with bone. Due to this ability, its strength, and its acceptance by the body, titanium is often used in dental procedures.
With an appearance similar to that of a screw, titanium implants are posts that replace the tooth root. They are precisely placed in the jaw in place of the missing tooth. The bone and gums are given time to heal around the implant. Once healed, the dental restoration is placed. The unit then functions as a natural tooth.
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Benefits of titanium implants
As a durable tooth replacement, titanium implants come with many benefits, including:
- Safe – Although it is possible, titanium has a low occurrence of causing an allergic reaction. It is accepted by the body.
- Osseointegration – This lightweight metal is highly successful at binding with the jawbone, so the bone and gum tissue heal naturally around the implant.
- Durable – Once the bone and tissue have healed, the implant functions as a natural tooth. It can withstand the normal functions of a tooth.
- Appearance – Topped with a ceramic crown or restoration, the implant looks like a natural tooth.
Dental implants are a successful long-term replacement for missing teeth. Available in titanium or zirconium, your dentist will choose the most appropriate material for your individual needs. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cobb at our Centerville, OH office. Call (937) 435 7311.