Without any doubt dental implants have become a revolutionized tooth replacement and a new evolution in dentistry. It is most common treatment option for people with missing tooth and also gives a new look and feel like your own teeth.
When people think about getting a dental implant, they generally ask about putting a brand new dental implant in their mouth. While you do get a dental implant, you have to know about material placing in your mouth. In old era, we have used only titanium implant but time has changed. Ceramic implants have also played a good role in a world of dental implant.
Dental implants are made up of three main parts: the implant, the abutment, and the crown.
Titanium & Zirconia both materials are integrate with bone with equal success goal, but some protocols are followed. Titanium is an ideal material used in dental implant and also used in any medical surgeries, orthopedic titanium rods, pins and plates. It is made up of 6% Aluminum and 4% Vanadium, are the most common types of titanium used in medicine.
Properties of titanium:
Properties of zirconia:
Titanium implants are much more versatile than zirconia implant. Implants are made up of two types: one piece system & two piece system.
One piece system is implant body with post or abutment where two piece systems is described as the implant body which is attached to a post or abutment then used to attach the teeth. Two piece systems are more common to use in implant & offer many more options prosthetically like over dentures, permanent teeth.
Titanium implant are used as two piece implant which is more convenient where as zirconia are made as one piece. Zirconia is a metal free implant & also trendy in a dentistry to provide strength and amazing gum health around them. But it’s not last longer as it fracture so easily, sensitivity, complication in healing phase as you cannot bury the implant under the gum tissue. You can also concern about your immunity whether your immune system is sensitive to a specific brand of implants.
But in reality, Titanium implants are referred as gold standard in implants. Titanium implants has property to bond with living bone tissue, a process known as osseointegration. Today, over 90% of dentist used titanium implant.
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