Dental implants are generally the preferred method for replacing lost teeth. For more than four decades titanium implants have been and continue to be mainstream in implant dentistry. Most dentists today are trained to use and offer titanium and titanium alloy dental implants which are all metal.
The human body is built to reject foreign objects, and when it comes to metal objects, there are plenty of fluids throughout the human body that could cause a lot of corrosion. However, due to some of titanium’s unique characteristics, it is the ideal material for dental implants.
Titanium is extremely biocompatible. What this means is that it has a high passivity, and it is resistant to most mineral acids and chlorides than any other types of body fluids that could cause corrosion on other metals. [Read more…]