What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a surgical titanium post which is placed into the bone of the jaw to support a prosthetic replacement tooth. The implant acts like the root of the tooth, holding it securely in place and transferring biting force down into the jaw bone.
Modern dental implants are based on a biological process called osseointegration, where the bone securely attaches itself to the implant. This healing process usually takes 6 to 12 weeks, and the implant can thereafter be used to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge or denture.
The fixture is a titanium device which replaces the original root of the tooth and is embedded into the jaw. The fixture is accepted by the body and heals together with the bone tissue to act like a natural tooth root.
An abutment is a connective element used to attach the crown, bridge or denture to the dental implant fixture.
A crown is a custom-made prosthesis made specifically to resemble a natural tooth whilst fitting harmoniously with the adjacent teeth. This can be either a singular tooth or connected to other teeth in the form of a bridge or denture.
Materials of Implantium UK Implants
Implantium UK implants are made from commercially pure grade 4 titanium. Titanium is non-toxic and compatible with the body. It has a wide range of medical uses and is a particularly successful in the field of medical joint replacements. Grade 4 titanium offers a large amount of strength and can last for decades. It is lightweight and it has been shown to bond well with adjacent bone during the healing process.