Dental implants have been around since the mid-1960s, but in recent years t has become more widespread. They can be used to support crowns replacing single missing teeth, bridges that restore a large span of missing teeth or even dentures.
Implants are manufactured from titanium, a metal that is known to be compatible with body tissues and able to bond with adjacent bone during the healing process. There is now lots of evidence from studies and from clinical experience to show that dental implants are a safe and convenient way to replace lost teeth with natural-looking results.
Titanium implants are more versatile than zirconia because they can be made as a one-piece or two-piece systems. In a two-piece system, the implants replace the root and are generally placed at the level of the underlying bone. Attached to this there is a post or abutment; the part that sticks through the gums and is used to support or attach the teeth.
Watch the video to see how these titanium implants are made!!