Titanium Dental Implants

What Is a Dental Implant?

Tooth loss may occur due to several reasons in a person’s lifetime. But that doesn’t mean they have to deal with a missing tooth for the rest of their lives. Tooth loss left untreated for a long time may also lead to other oral issues like bone loss. Today’s world of dentistry offers a wide range of treatments, services, and procedures to replace a lost tooth.

Dental implants are one of those great options with a very high success rate that can be considered permanent solutions for missing teeth that have affected a person’s smile and oral health.

Benefits of Implants

According to many patients, dental implants can be the next best thing to your natural teeth. Dental implants are preferable to dentures or dental bridges because implants will fuse with the jaw bone well. Dental implants won’t bother you by making noises or slipping constantly. Implants are also preferable because they will not result in bone damage.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a replacement for your tooth’s root. Dental implants substitute roots with metal, screw-like posts.

Dental implant surgery makes it possible to replace a missing tooth or damaged tooth with an artificial tooth. Once in place, these artificial teeth will look and function like your natural teeth.

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What Are Dental Implants Made of?

What is the best material to use for dental implants?

Dental implants can be made from different types of material, but the two most common dental implant materials are typically titanium and zirconia.

The material used for a dental implant should be durable, long-lasting, and resistant to corrosion and fracture. Each material will be used based on each individual’s condition and requirements.

Titanium Implant


The most popular dental implant used to replace a missing natural tooth is a titanium implant. Titanium implants have been used for several decades due to their durability and ability to fuse well with the jawbone. Titanium implants are perfectly resistant to chip or fracture and can endure external forces well.

Titanium is biocompatible; titanium dental implants are highly resistant to corrosion from bodily fluids and are not toxic or harmful to living tissue. Titanium is also considered biocompatible due to its ability to withstand the harsh bodily environment and capacity for osseointegration.

For titanium implants to work better, the person needs to be in proper health. A thorough evaluation of your mouth and health condition will help the dentist determine whether titanium implants are ideal options for your missing teeth.

Can patients be allergic to titanium dental implants?


While titanium implants offer several great benefits, a few not-so-preferable characteristics can make a person cross it out from their implant options.

Titanium dental implants may cause allergic reactions in some rare cases, although titanium implants are not considered toxic to the human body.

Before placing the permanent titanium dental implants in place, a metal allergy assessment may be done. In the case of the patient’s allergy to titanium implants, zirconia implants may be a better alternative.

Generally, no long-term side effects, risks, or complications have been associated with titanium implants.

As mentioned before, for titanium implants to work well, a person needs good health. Therefore, there is a chance that titanium implants will not heal well against the jawbone if the person has some underlying health conditions.

Are Titanium Implants the Best Option for me?

Generally speaking, titanium dental implants may be a viable option for you if you:

  • have excellent general and oral health
  • have one or multiple teeth missing in your mouth
  • do not have a metal allergy
  • have sufficient bone structure to support the implant
  • are not willing to consider dentures as an option

Note: Some people will experience bone loss if they have lost a tooth and have not replaced it for a long period. An insufficient jawbone makes it impossible for the dentist to perform the implant treatment in this situation. However, with the advanced material and techniques available in dentistry, bone grafting may be used to support the implant.

Titanium Versus Zirconia Dental Implants

Zirconia ceramic implants are a metal-free alternative to titanium implants. They are ideal for people who have allergic reactions to metal or prefer more aesthetically pleasing implants in their mouths.

Some people may prefer ceramic implants since they are white and can match the colour of natural teeth well. Compared to titanium implants, zirconia implants collect less plaque and tartar.

Your dentist may suggest a zirconia dental implant for single tooth replacement and bridge cases; therefore, zirconia implants might not be considered a viable option for all implant patients.

Zirconia dental implants cost more than titanium versions, probably because the placement procedure takes longer and is more involved.

Both Titanium dental implants & Zirconia Dental Implants

Zirconia implants and titanium implants are both biocompatible and safe to be used in a person’s mouth. Titanium dental implants and zirconia dental implants are both long-lasting.

You will require some time to heal after either titanium or zirconia implant placement. After the placement of both implants, mild pain and discomfort are expected for about a week.

The healing process may take around three to six months. During a process called osseointegration, the bone tissue around the implant base fuses with the implant.

How Long Will Titanium Dental Implant Last?

The titanium implant is highly durable and can last several years, but the crown placed on top of the implant post may need to be repaired. Dental implants with a titanium root and a porcelain crown are expected to last for about 25 years with proper care and proper dental hygiene.

Titanium Implant Procedures

How We Replace Missing Teeth With Dental Implants in Brisbane

Successful dental implants should withstand all the forces that a natural tooth usually does. A successful implant will have a strong foundation and great function.

Here are the common steps involved in implanting titanium dental implants:

  1. After conducting a thorough evaluation and preparing you for the treatment, your dentist may take dental x-rays and 3D images of your teeth and jaw.
  2. If you are eligible for titanium implants, the dentist will begin the treatment.
  3. The first step of the procedure involves the oral surgeon placing the implant post into your jawbone. The implant will be left under the gum tissue deep into the bone for almost two to six months.
  4. During this time, your bone has grown around the dental implant (osseointegration). Osseointegration is needed since it can provide a solid base for a new artificial tooth.
  5. The next step involves placing an abutment on top of the implant. This piece is required to keep the implant in place.
  6. Finally, your dentist will place a dental crown on top of the abutment.

Australia Dental Implant Treatment

You have lost one or multiple teeth and are hesitant to smile? Professional Brisbane dentists in Pure Dentistry are willing to offer you affordable dental implants with the best material in the market and high-quality dental care.

Inserting an implant into your jaw bone is a surgical procedure and requires advanced training. Since a surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, it’s crucial to choose a practitioner

who is a board-certified one and has particular skills in performing the procedure.

Contact us on Pure Dentistry at 07 3343 4869 to receive a consultation and be informed about our dental clinic hours.