Advantages of Titanium Implants
When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, a titanium dental implant is going to be your best option. In fact, there are many advantages offered by having a titanium implant placed.
When a tooth is lost, the natural reaction our body has to it is to start reabsorbing the bone that used to hold the tooth. When a titanium implant is placed, it is inserted deep into the jawbone. In this way, it mimics the root of a natural tooth. The implant therefore keeps the jawbone stimulated and prevents this bone loss from occurring. A titanium implant is the only replacement option that prevents bone loss in this way. Titanium is also one of the only materials capable of osseointegrating with the bone. And since titanium is highly biocompatible, the chances of rejection are very slim.
Another big advantage of a titanium implant is the length of time that it lasts. As long as the titanium implant is properly maintained, it is capable of lasting an entire lifetime. And the best part about it is that maintaining the implant is done in exactly the same way as it is with your natural teeth, regularly brushing and flossing, along with visiting the dentist for a routine checkup every six months.
The aesthetics that a titanium implant provides are also considered second to none. When an implant is topped with a porcelain dental crown, it is very hard for an outside observer to tell the difference between the titanium implant and a natural tooth.
If you are missing a tooth, contact our dental implants dentist in San Fernando Valley to schedule a consultation.
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