Titanium Dental Implants
Titanium Dental Implants | TOC
Titanium was discovered more than 30 years ago and has been the most widely used metal in dental implants and trauma due to its good bone integration. The proven high biocompatibility of titanium as a material for dental implantology and for the manufacture of dental implants is related to the properties of its surface oxide.
Dental Implants benefits
The comfort. It notably improves the ability to chew, recovering its function, the main problem derived from the loss of teeth. They improve our appearance, confidence and aesthetics. In this way, the implants have a natural appearance, imitating the nature of the teeth, perfectly integrated into the gum and have easy maintenance. Thus, with proper hygiene and routine care, your teeth and implants will remain healthy.
What Titanium Dental Implant Are Good For?
Your dentist probably will recommend a Titanium dental Implants solution if you have lost one or more teeth. That is because the main function of titanium dental implants is to replace the root of a lost tooth, to act as the base and anchor for the fixed dental prosthesis.
In the case of having to replace the entire dental arch, several pieces of titanium will be placed in different locations in the mouth.
What's the Process of Placing Titanium Dental Implants?
The process of placing your titanium dental implant can last between 6 weeks to 3 months and will require several sessions with your dentist since the process is divided into 2 stages.
The first step will be to place the titanium implant inside the jawbone. This is done in an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. This phase is key since the piece that will support and fix the prosthesis is being implanted.
Then the osseointegration and healing process will take place. Although the duration of this process depends on each patient. In general, it usually lasts between 6 and 8 weeks.
Once this stage is over, your dentist will be able to place the definitive prosthesis. Until that moment, you will have to go through a series of tests in order to make your custom prosthesis. Once created, it replaces the missing parts.
The last step in the process of placing titanium dental implants is the regular follow-ups with your dentist.
Unique new Technology of Processing Titanium Dental Implants
SLA + Calcium Phosphate Coating
Osseointegration primarily depends on the quality of the implant surface.
- Surface is clean – absence of any contamination.
- Structure of the surface – the presence of pits with a diameter of 40 microns to 0.5 microns and less.
- The presence of calcium phosphate on the surface of the implants allows implants to chemically bond with osteocytes.
This picture shows how clean the surface of our implant looks like
The surface is completely free of contamination.
This picture shows the dirty surface of most manufacturers. The black spots are the remains of aluminium oxide after the SLA technology.
The main contaminating element is aluminum oxide, which is sandblasted to the implant surface to give the desired surface structure. Aluminum oxide removed from the implant surface by etching with mineral acids. This is a very complex and poorly studied process, that is why most manufacturers cannot completely remove aluminum oxide. Its presence affects the primary bone response to the implant and can cause rejection. Over time, excess of aluminum oxide causes peri-implantitis
This picture shows the structure of the surface with the presence of pits with a diameter of 40 microns to 0.5 microns and less. This surface formed with the help of SLA technology, chemical etching in mineral acids and anodizing.
The presence of calcium phosphate on the surface of implants makes it possible to form chemical bonds between implants and osteocytes. The calcium phosphate coating is applied electrochemically.
At the moment, our surface combines the best characteristics of the LSA surface, i.e. large pits, and by anodizing we get calcium phosphate and small pits. This technology does not yet exist in the world. We are the leaders in this field, and as our experience shows, the engraftment rate is 98% and it goes faster, even in the most severe clinical cases. It is also possible to immediately load the implant.