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What are dental implants made of ?

Topeka Oral Surgery specializes in providing advanced dental solutions, including dental implants, renowned for their durability  and ability to resist dental decay. Dental Implants can last over 20 years.

What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

Topeka Oral Surgery specializes in the placement of dental implants. The implant itself, a small screw post surgically placed into the jawbone, is crucial for stability. Typically crafted from a titanium alloy, the same material trusted in various medical implants like those for hips and knees. Titanium boasts exceptional durability and biocompatibility, minimizing the risk of allergic reactions and ensuring a secure fusion with the bone over time. This will NOT set off a metal detector in an airport!

What Material Composes the Abutment?

After the fusion process, an abutment serves as a connector for attaching the replacement tooth securely. Traditionally, titanium has been a preferred choice due to its reliability and compatibility. However, alternatives like gold or zirconium are gaining popularity, especially for their aesthetic appeal and natural tooth color matching.

What Materials Are Used for Replacement Teeth?

Once the implant and abutment are set, the final step involves attaching the replacement tooth. Depending on your specific needs, your dentist may recommend various options like single crowns, bridges, or full dental arches. These replacement teeth can be crafted from diverse materials such as acrylic, nylon, metal, porcelain, ceramic, or even lightweight titanium, aiming to mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth seamlessly.

How Long Can You Expect Them to Last?

Dental implants themselves boast impressive longevity, potentially lasting a lifetime, while replacement teeth may require replacement after 20 years.  Unlike a natural tooth, a dental implant CANNOT get a cavity.

Trust in Quality Dental Implants

Rest assured, our dental implants are meticulously crafted from high-quality materials, ensuring optimal aesthetics, comfort, and durability. If you seek further insights into dental implant composition or wish to explore treatment options, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Topeka Oral Surgery. Your smile deserves the best care possible.

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