Why are Dental Implants Made of Titanium?

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

The most important component of a dental implant is the implant itself, which functions as an artificial tooth root and is capped with a dental crown that serves as a replacement tooth.

Titanium is the most widely used material for dental implants, and Phoenix dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox offers titanium dental implants due to their numerous benefits. But just what makes titanium the ideal choice for dental implants?

First, titanium is highly biocompatible. Unlike other metals, titanium has demonstrated a low rate of allergic reactions or body rejection, and it bonds easily with bone, which is a key aspect of the dental implant process.

These properties allow titanium dental implants to firmly anchor themselves in the jawbone through osseointegration, in which the bone grows around and fuses to the implants. The strong yet lightweight nature of titanium provides durable, long-lasting support for dental crowns.

Titanium is also resistant to the corrosive effects of acids, salts and oxygen, and it is nonmagnetic.

For more information about dental implants, please see our Dental Implants Questions page.

If you live in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria or Glendale, Arizona, areas and would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants, please contact Desert Smiles to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Wilcox.

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