Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Titanium Implants: What Are They and How Do They Benefit You?

Herman Kim

Titanium implants are a type of dental implants that have been adopted by many as an efficient way of replacing missing teeth. The material used to make them is a biocompatible metal that's tolerated very well by the human body. What's more, it integrates very well with human bones and is better than zirconia, another material that's sometimes used for dental implants.

What's a titanium implant?

Generally, an implant is a form of a screw that's placed into holes in a jaw. The implant acts as an artificial root for the missing teeth, and then an abutment is mounted on top. This is a connector that holds the new crown and the implant together. In three to six months, the jaw grows around your implant.

Reasons to choose titanium implants

Wondering why most people opt for titanium implants as opposed to dentures and bridges? Well, below are some of the reasons:

  • The implants perform and look like natural teeth.
  • Once you get them, you can eat and clean them just like you do the natural teeth.
  • Implants offer support to bridges, dentures and crowns and can still support a single tooth or multiple teeth.
  • Titanium implants stimulate your jaw, encouraging bone regeneration.

Are titanium implants perfect for everyone?

In case you have lost one or more teeth, and the dentist has confirmed that the bone tissue is completely developed, you could be a viable candidate for a titanium implant.

Additionally, you must have the following general requirements:

  • A healthy mouth that's free of tooth decay and gum disease: Getting an implant in an infectious mouth will put the implant area at great risk — infections can develop easily.
  • Sufficient bone for implant: When you lose a tooth, you may suffer some bone loss. If you're thinking about getting an implant but your dentist has confirmed that you don't have sufficient jaw bone for supporting a titanium implant, you can do a bone graft.
  • Exemplary dental hygiene: A successful dental implant requires stringent plaque control, meaning the dentist will have to ensure that your dental care standards are high.

How durable are titanium implants

One of the unique benefits of choosing titanium implants is that they last longer. All you have to do is offer proper care and avoid smoking, and your implants will last for many years.

Titanium implants are a permanent and durable option you should consider if you're thinking of replacing one or more missing teeth. The implant will restore the function and form of your mouth and function just like natural teeth.


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Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

I am a senior who recently began wearing dentures, and before I got them, I spent a lot of time researching types of dentures and alternatives. Now, that I have my dentures and my research is complete, I need something new to fill my time. So, I decided to create a blog. "Why not put what I learned to use?" I thought. In this blog, I hope to share facts and figures about dentures and offer a little friendly advice along the way. Learn how many other Australians wear dentures, explore alternatives to dentures and figure out which options are best for you. Thanks for reading!