Titanium Implant

Florida Dental Implant Institute Knowledge Base
Titanium Implant

A titanium implant is a corrosion-resistant metal renowned in medical circles for its mechanical resistance and biocompatibility. This means that among metals, it is very resistant to breaking under normal stress and causes few adverse reactions when in prolonged contact with human tissue. Some patients may have metal allergies or sensitivity, but most will tolerate titanium perfectly, which is why it is so widely used in routine treatments.

While the older style implants were made with hot rolling or conventional forging and machining techniques, titanium prostheses can be molded using computer-aided manufacturing and customized to the patient’s needs. Titanium is non-toxic and does not activate cytokine and protease production in the presence of biological tissue and fluoride, as aluminum and vanadium were discovered to do.

Titanium has virtually eradicated issues of toxicity, carcinogenicity, and sensitivity present in previous alloys, which is why we offer it as the primary option in all applicable implants.