Is the titanium in dental implants safe?
At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we make your safety a priority. Before Dr. Kai Liang introduces any new procedures or materials to our patients, he researches them thoroughly to ensure that they contribute to your well-being.
Titanium is a low-density, high-strength silver-colored metal that has been used to replace joints in the body since the 1950s. It is also a biocompatible material, meaning that it is not harmful to living tissue. Titanium is completely resistant to tissue and fluid corrosion, and the body will not reject it.
This characteristic is why dental implants are made of titanium. When you get a dental implant, the first step is placing a small screwlike post in your jaw. The post is made of titanium, so as it heals, bone and tissue in your jaw fuse around it.
The healing process takes three to six months, during which time the implant post becomes part of your dental structure, just like the lost tooth root was. This makes it a stable base for the dental crown, bridge, or denture we attach to it.
Dental implants in Alpharetta, GA have improved the lives of many of our patients and given them the freedom to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Please call us to arrange a dental appointment to learn more about dental implants.