Many people are now taking advantage of modern dental technology and being fitted with a dental implant in Melbourne, but do they really understand just how incredible the technology is?
Anyone being fitted with a dental implant in Melbourne should ask their implant dentist about how it works, as it is fascinating. Dentists working at practices such as High Dental Implants Melbourne will be happy to explain the process to their patients in detail.
The amazing properties of titanium
Dental implants are made from titanium, for a very special reason – titanium is biocompatible, meaning it is compatible with the living tissue of the human body, which is very rare. There aren’t many materials that can be introduced to the body without it having some sort of reaction. Titanium is the same metal that is used for metal plates and rods surgeons use to support badly broken bones.
Because of its biocompatibility, the titanium screw of a dental implant is able to actually meld with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. A bond is created between the living bone of the jaw and the titanium implant, and over a period of 2-6 months the bone will grow around and integrate with the implant. This makes the implant incredibly strong and stable.
Anyone who has a dental implant in Melbourne can be proud to have this amazing process happen in their body.
What dental implants are capable of
A single dental implant in Melbourne can support a crown of up to 3 teeth, so strong is the join between the implant and the jawbone. The All-on-4 system can support a full arch of teeth on just 4 implants. This is a great solution for people who have dentures but aren’t getting on too well with them. There are many frustrations to living with dentures, and the permanent bridges used with All-on-4 can be very easy to live with. They are fixed in place, with no need to remove them at night for cleaning, and no more worries about what to eat.
Anyone who is interested in a dental implant in Melbourne should visit their local implant dentist for a consultation.