At our Allentown, PA dental office, we use only the safest and most effective materials. Titanium has been used safely for medical and dental applications for over 50 years. During that time, titanium has become the first choice for a variety of prosthetics. Today, titanium is used for neurosurgery, joint replacement, and now, dental implants.
The main reason that titanium is so effective 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 your 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 in your jaw, 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 becomes one with the bone. This creates a solid base that acts as a root replacement for a missing tooth.
Are dental implants safe?
Dr. Mojahed will be happy to take the time to discuss the safety of titanium in dental implants with you. Please contact our Allentown dental office if you’d like to arrange an appointment.