Titanium is not the only option for dental implants in Sterling Heights
If there were a procedure or dental material that worked for every patient, dentists like Drs. Rosner and Pepa wouldn’t pride themselves in tailored, personalized approaches. While dental implants may be a superior looking, feeling, and functioning alternative to conventional options for many patients, you may be among those who is better suited to or prefers bridges or removable dentures. Even if you prefer implant-supported teeth, other options are available besides titanium dental implants at the Sterling Heights office of LaserDentalAssociates.com.
Why titanium is so popular
This metal has a long history of use in other implant services, such as for hip replacement. Aside from being lightweight yet strong, medical-grade titanium is also biocompatible, meaning it safely fuses with surrounding tissues without damaging them. This is a vital characteristic, because once the implant is placed in your jaw, it will become a part of the bone during a process called osseointegration. This process can take several months, and ultimately provides a stable foundation for your new tooth to sit upon.
Options for every mouth
Dental implants aren’t just made from titanium. Ceramics like zirconium may be shaped into the cylinders that ultimately become your new tooth root. They’re ideal for individuals who have allergies to metals, so you don’t have to cross implants off your list just because you have an allergy.
Patients who’ve had dental implants appreciate that the procedure of placement turns out to be so much easier than they may have thought. With proper anesthetic and sedation, dental implants are pain-free and completed at the office. Once placed, they:
- Have a 97 percent success rate
- Last at least 10 years or longer with proper care
- Are low-maintenance; designed like a natural tooth, implants are maintained with brushing, flossing, and checkups
Since implants promote natural function, your jawbone stays strong. Bone strength is important to support facial tissues and efficient chewing. To learn more, schedule an appointment. Call 586-838-2017.Back to Implants Page