Modern dental implants made from titanium have been placed extensively since the 1970’s. Titanium offers the benefit of being lightweight, strong and is not rejected by the body. It is the most widely used metal in orthopedic joint replacement and dental implants. Most dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone in a relatively pain-free procedure. Once in place, the implant serves as an anchor for a custom-made crown that will be attached to it.
Today’s dental implants
Modern dental implants are precision devices, available in several different designs to address your specific needs. The most common type is a titanium screw that is anchored into the jawbone where it serves as post for a custom-made crown. Once the crown is in place, you may not be able to tell it apart from your natural teeth.