Titanium Dental Implants

Looking for dental implants in London that will stand the test of time?

Wondering which kind is right for you?

Introducing titanium dental implants – the preferred implant material of experienced implantologists, like our team at Marylebone Implant Centre.

Why is titanium used for implants?

Most dental implant systems are made of a 2 or 3-part structure, including:

  • The dental implant screw*
  • An abutment*
  • Implant crown 

Both the implant screw and the abutment (which can be a singular component if they are a screw-retained implant) can be made from a choice of materials, including zirconia

Generally speaking, however, titanium remains the most popular choice. 

The benefits of titanium for implant use include: 

Increased biocompatibility 

Titanium is commonly utilised in prosthetic limbs, thanks to its biocompatibility. 

This means that it can be placed alongside living tissues or systems of the body without interrupting them, causing an immunological rejection, or becoming toxic or injurious. 

It is also hypoallergenic – making it kind to those with sensitivities, even if that includes other metals. 

All of which is essential for the continued health of the patient. 

Improves osseointegration

As well as being biocompatible, titanium allows for excellent osseointegration – which helps dental implants to last for years to come. 

Titanium has good hard-tissue compatibility, which means that new bone can form around the dental implant, increasing the bone tissue bonding ability, and helping to fuse the new implant screw securely in the jaw. 

Without osseointegration, dental implants would remain loose in the jaw and fail as soon as any pressure was put on them. Instead, after around 6 weeks, the titanium dental implants will have begun the process of bonding or fusing with the jawbone – making them almost impossible to remove when completed. 

This process can also improve the strength of the jawbone for years to come – helping to reduce or prevent bone loss or reabsorption in the future. 

Exceptional durability 

Titanium has a high strength-to-weight ratio, making it more than capable of withstanding the pressures of biting and chewing, without being too heavy or uncomfortable in the mouth. 

It also has high flexural strength – helping it to withstand forces that might cause fractures in other materials, such as zirconia. 

Lifelong longevity 

With good healing and a focus on your oral health, titanium dental implants could last a lifetime – and they frequently do, with a success rate of 98.5%.

How safe are titanium implants?

With all of these strengths in mind – and widely successful use since the 1970s – titanium dental implants have proven to be incredibly safe.

This trust is also evidenced by its use in prosthetic limbs and joint replacements.

Complications, including infection and incorrect placement, are very rare and easy to limit if you choose an experienced team (like the implantologists at MIC) and keep on top of your oral hygiene.

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How long do titanium dental implants last?

Worried dental implants will need replacing every few years, like removable dentures? 

As a permanent fixed solution, studies have shown that dental implants can last for 30 years or more – if cared for correctly. 

If you can limit factors that might cause failure, you can expect your titanium dental implants to last your lifetime, just like your natural teeth should. 

Common reasons dental implants fail: 

    • Missing appointments – for both pre- and post-dental implant treatment and hygienist visits.  
    • Ignoring your oral health – if you don’t brush thoroughly at least twice daily and floss once daily, your dental health could deteriorate.
    • Smoking – increasing the risk of infection and hindering the healing process.
    • Choosing a cheap implant provider – instead of an experienced implantologist to try to save money upfront.

Types of titanium dental implants

Here at Marylebone Implant Centre, we use Straumann-brand titanium dental implants

As a global leader in implant dentistry, working with a range of research facilities, Straumann provides dental implants that are tried and tested and come in a range of materials, including zirconia. 

However, as these aren’t suitable for every part of the mouth – unlike their titanium counterparts – they are only used for tooth replacement at the very front of the mouth. 

Titanium dental implants from Straumann offer a range of benefits, including: 

  • Increased strength – which offsets the pressures of chewing and biting
  • Improved osseointegration – thanks to the range of beneficial coatings 

Faster healing and more predictable outcomes – making them ideal for patients with complex dental cases

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Cost of titanium implants

While you will need to come in and see us for a more accurate cost, you can find out roughly how much you might expect to pay for titanium dental implants on our clear and regularly updated dental fees

Here you will find an itemised cost for everything from your CT scan to a single implant and beyond, giving you all of the information you need from the beginning. 

You can also browse our titanium dental implant financing, which allows you to spread the cost of your implant treatment for up to 60 months.

Come to Marylebone Implant Centre for titanium dental implants

As the industry standard, titanium dental implants have been proven since the 1970s to give impressive strength, durability, and natural-feeling results that can last for 30 years or more.

Have you got questions about titanium dental implants? Or perhaps you are ready to book your smile makeover? 

Either way, call us on 020 3285 6146 or email us at [email protected] – our team would be happy to discuss your concerns and book you a free no-obligation consultation.

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