Since dental implants were developed by accident in the 1950s, dentists have tried to figure out what materials work best for dental implants. Over the years, it has been determined that titanium alloy and zirconium are the two best materials that can be used. Here is what you need to know about the material used in dental implants in Hollywood.
In today’s modern times, over 95% of the implants used are made of titanium alloy. There are some people that have allergies or sensitivity to metal materials, or simply don’t want metals in their body. As a result, zirconium implants were created. For dental use, the zirconium is used in the form of zirconium oxide, a white opaque-looking product that is very strong.
Titanium implants are much more versatile than zirconium and we know about them and their durability. They can be made as one piece or two-piece systems. In two-piece systems, the implant replaces the root and is generally placed at the level of the underlying bone. Two-piece systems typically offer more options as well.Zirconium implants are made only as one piece. As a result, the only option is to cement the teeth into place. Unlike titanium, there is no corrosion with zirconium. There is also no dark color of the metal showing through the gums.
Whether it’s titanium or zirconium, dental implants can be vital to overall mouth health. If you are looking at getting dental implants, contact us today to learn more.