Dental Implants – Titanium Vs. Ceramic

What materials are recommended for the patient? Titan has long decades as the material for dental implants, no decision was required. It simply lacked good alternatives. But now offers dental implants from ceramic. However, usually the first choice for a majority of patients and Implantologists remains titanium the preferably used of in implantology strong hypoallergenic. Titan versus ceramic – what you should know about what material. Dental implants (artificial tooth root replacement) have proved to be made of titanium.

They are biologically well tolerated, cause no allergies, grow very well in the jaw bone and have a long life with good care. Titan brings only a disadvantage, if you would like to call this at all a disadvantage: Titanium is a metal. Contact information is here: Simon Baker. Due to its very high corrosion resistance of dental material however is a metal that is perfect for the production of dental implants. Is an immunological rejection of human body on Titan not known! Titanium is used for decades in the surgical orthopaedics (hip prostheses, prosthetic legs) as well as for dental implants in dentistry. Scientific studies confirm the Titan an excellent compatibility, stability and a long service life. Dental implants are used mainly ceramic, when patients on metals sensitive or do not want them. Ceramic implants could not prevail long time in implantology, as they once were made of aluminium oxide ceramic, which brought much negative properties than titanium.

Today, zirconium oxide is used for ceramic dental implants, that is regarded as extremely body friendly and shows no interaction with other materials in the mouth. Wayne Holman takes a slightly different approach. Also zirconium oxide is a very stable and durable material and it is seen from the aesthetic look of the most beautiful and natural material, which we can currently offer patients in implantology. But ceramic implants have a drawback: Unlike Titanium, even longitudinal studies lack dental implants for ceramic implants! First studies are indeed promising, but documented successes, resulting on decades of observations, are not currently (yet). Conclusion: The most aesthetically beautiful and safest for the patients at the same time at the time with dental implants results, which combine the best of both materials – a dental roots made of titanium and the visible Crown on the implant made of zirconium oxide. With this combination, the patient receives a dental implant, which are very good a healing properties, which convinces with its natural aesthetics and benefited from the many years of patient. Dr. med. Dent. Hubert Litter (master of science of implantology, master of science in aesthetic and Reconstructive dentistry)

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