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Titanium Dental Implants
Dallas, TX


Diagram of Titanium Dental Implants at Dallas ProsthodonticsBelieve it or not, dental implants have a long and storied history that spans thousands of years. Rudimentary versions of dental implants been dated back to the civilization of ancient China, as early as 2000 BC. While they may not have had the advanced technologies or materials we use today, the same basic principles still apply.

Today’s dental implants are made from titanium and serve as the root component of a prosthesis. At Dallas Prosthodontics, we specialize in several implant-supported restorations due to their many benefits. Over the last few decades, implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacements and revolutionized the field of prosthodontics.

The History of Modern Dental Implants


Ancient versions of dental implants consisted of carved bamboo shoots, copper pegs, and even broken seashells. While the jury is still out on the effectiveness of these materials, they do serve as evidence that humans have long been fascinated with tooth replacements. Advancements in technology and technique have led to the advent of modern titanium dental implants.

Dental implants, as we know them today, were first developed by a Swedish scientist in 1965. Since that time, implants have proven to be a safe and highly-effective solution for patients missing one or more teeth. In recent years, implant-supported restorations have become increasingly popular thanks to improved materials, procedures, and 3-D imaging technology.

Titanium and Osseointegration


Modern dental implants are made from titanium due to the transition metal’s unique ability to fuse with living bone. Once Dr. Castellon places your implant, it will fuse to the bone during a process known as osseointegration. This process may take anywhere from four months to over a year, depending on the number of implants we place and your bone quality.

Osseointegration allows the implant to mimic the natural relationship between tooth root and jawbone. After the process is complete, your implant post should be able to support a restoration against the immense pressures of your bite. In many ways, osseointegration is responsible for the numerous benefits of dental implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants


•  Superior Durability: Because the implant fuses to the bone, it provide a level of durability similar to that of a natural tooth. You will be able to eat your favorite foods without having to worry about embarrassing slips or damaging your appliance.
•  Superior Longevity: Dental implants have proven to last for several decades without the need for repair or replacement. With the proper maintenance, your implant may even last a lifetime!
•  Superior Esthetics: Implant-supported restorations are typically fabricated using porcelain or zirconia, which can be shaped and textured to match the appearance of a natural tooth. Both materials also possess the same light-reflective properties as enamel, meaning your restoration will be virtually-indistinguishable for your remaining teeth.
•  Superior Comfort: Because the implant becomes a part of your anatomy, you should not experience any discomfort when speaking or eating. Removable appliances, such as dentures, rest on the gum tissue and irritate.
•  Superior Convenience: Most implant-supported restorations are fixed in place and do not require any special cleaning techniques. You can brush and floss your appliance as you would your natural teeth.
•  Superior Oral Health: Implants are better for your oral health in the long-term. Your restoration will not cause damage to your surrounding teeth like a traditional bridge might. The implant post also stimulates the jaw and eliminates the potential for bone deterioration.

Schedule a Consultation


You, too, could experience the wonderful benefits of dental implants! Call (972) 503-7200 to schedule a consultation appointment now!

Dallas Prosthodontics | www.dallasprosthodontics.com | (972) 503-7200
6029 Beltline Road, Ste 120 Dallas, TX 75254
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