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Dental Implant Materials
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Image of dental implant materials at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates. There are multiple causes of tooth loss, such as tooth decay, infection, or injury. Whatever the case, you need to replace lost teeth. Missing teeth can alter your facial features, affect your ability to chew, and lower your self-esteem. Over the decades, dental implants have been a fool-proof replacement method for missing teeth. They can last for over 15 years and closely resemble natural teeth. At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Gannon recommend getting a dental implant over other tooth replacement procedures as it is more reliable and stable.

Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure depends on the condition of your jawbone and the type of implant you are getting. To prepare, Dallas Oral Surgery Associates will conduct a thorough examination using x-rays, 3D images, and a model of your teeth and jaw. Your medical history is also taken to ensure no underlying problems hinder the process. A treatment plan will be developed depending on your specific situation.
The entire dental implant procedure can take up to six months and consists of the following steps:
•  The first step involves removing the damaged teeth.
•  Bone grafting is recommended if your jawbone is not strong enough to handle the implant.
•  A dental implant and temporary crown are placed, which takes around an hour or so.
•  The bone is allowed to heal and grow to provide a stable structure for the implant.
•  The temporary crown is removed, an abutment is attached to the implant, and the permanent crown is placed.
•  Once the gums have healed, the artificial tooth is placed.

Dental Implant Materials

Initially, only titanium was used to create dental implants. But thanks to dental technology, we now have access to multiple materials that are suitable for dental implants, such as zirconia and polymers. All materials are extensively researched before being approved for a dental implant. The following are some of the characteristics required:
•  Should appear biocompatible.
•  Should have proper microstructure and composition.
•  Should be resistant to fracturing and corrosion.
•  Should be sturdy.
•  The design principles of the implant should be compatible with the physical properties of the material.

There are two major dental implant materials that most dentists prefer using. They are:

Titanium Dental Implants

Titanium is the best dental implant material. Its unique characteristics were discovered in 1950, and since then, it has been the most sought-after implant material. Commercially pure titanium, used for dental implants, has multiple trace elements like oxygen, nitrogen, iron, and carbon, that improve its mechanical capabilities. It is also resistant to corrosion. Another reason titanium dental implants are preferred is that they allow the bone to grow correctly and create a permanent affinity. Titanium is long-lasting, reasonable, and reliable.

Zirconia Dental Implants

Zirconia is a popular dental implant because it eliminates concerns regarding metal sensitivity and allergies. The material is hard and robust and is used to make dental implants and bridges. It is a great metal-free option that fuses to the bone, similar to titanium. It can fracture easily but is less susceptible to corrosion. However, titanium is considered a better implant because it is biocompatible and can be customized into a two-piece system.

Contact Us for a Consultation Today

To schedule an appointment at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates for your dental implant procedure, call us at 214-363-9946 today.

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Dental Implant Materials • Oral Surgeon Dallas
At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Gannon recommend getting a dental implant over other tooth replacement procedures as it is more reliable and stable.
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