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Titanium Dental Implants: Treatment, Side Effects and Cost

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Last Reviewed 13 June 2024

Medically reviewed by Dr. Peter Doherty, Bachelor Dent. Sc. (Trinity College Dublin) 2003, MFDS (RCSI), PG Cert Implant Dentistry (Newcastle), Implant Dentist

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A missing tooth can impact the aesthetics of your smile and dental health, but dental implants are effective remedies. Titanium dental implants are a long-lasting solution that transforms your smile and replicates the functionality of natural teeth.

3Dental offers titanium dental implants that can replace one or more teeth when combined with bridges. If you want to enjoy long-term peace of mind, our implants are the most effective treatment option.

What Are Titanium Dental Implants?

Titanium implants are durable solutions for missing teeth. We use a small titanium screw and place it into the jawbone - just underneath the gum. The titanium implant will fuse over the bone (also known as osseointegration), forming an anchor for a replacement tooth.

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Once bonded, we'll create a tooth replicating your natural teeth and cement or screw it onto the implant. The new tooth will be permanently fixed to your implant, ensuring restored function.

We can also use titanium implants as part of a bridge when replacing several missing teeth, offering more stability and durability.

Benefits Of Titanium Dental Implants

It's A Highly Regarded Metal

The dental industry has utilised titanium for over 50 years, highlighting its importance and durability. Investing in titanium implants gives you a long-lasting solution, whereas dentures can cause jaw bone loss.

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As a biocompatible material, titanium doesn't cause any reactions in the human body. It's rust and corrosion-resistant and forms an oxide layer to provide protection from bodily fluids. While other materials corrode over time, titanium dental implant materials can last up to 15 years - and even longer.


Despite its lightweight nature, titanium is very strong. The forces you generate when chewing food or grinding your teeth can impact other materials, but titanium isn't prone to fractures as ceramic implants would be, making it an excellent choice for longevity.

Titanium implants can also support and strengthen jaw bone structure and help prevent bone loss following tooth extraction.

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For dental implants to be successful, they need to create a bond by fusing with your jaw bone—this process is also known as osseointegration. Very few materials are capable of this process, and titanium is one of them.

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In most cases, the process takes around three months, and after that time period the implant will be as strong as your remaining teeth.

Procedure For A Titanium Dental Implant

  1. Your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to numb the area and ensure you're comfortable during the implant placement.
  2. Once the dentist accesses your jawbone, they'll use a small drill to create a space for the implant.
  3. They'll then place the implant by hand or with a machine, then place a removable cover onto it and suture the area closed.
  4. Once the implant bonds to your jaw bone, your dentist will take an impression of the implant and send it to a dental laboratory to make a denture, bridge or crown. A could of weeks later when the work is returned it will be fitted into your mouth.
  5. In most cases, the entire process takes three to four months. Once your replacement tooth is fitted, you can enjoy an even bite and an upgraded smile.

How Much Do Titanium Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of titanium implants depends on numerous factors, and the best way to discover how much you'll pay is by booking a free consultation with a specialist.

At 3Dental, we offer convenient payment plans, allowing our patients to access reputable dental procedures without the upfront costs.

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Why Is Titanium Used For Dental Implants?

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Titanium is one of the most highly regarded metals, and we use it due to its many benefits. Osseointegration is integral for stability, as titanium creates a strong connection between the implants and your mouth.

It's also one of the most biocompatible dental implant materials, meaning patients typically don't experience any allergic reactions or inflammation. While ceramic dental implants are also biocompatible, they carry a higher rejection risk.

Titanium implants typically offer better results than ceramic implants. However, when it comes to titanium versus zirconia, it's also a matter of personal preference.

How Long Do Titanium Dental Implants Last?

In our experience, 80% of titanium implants last beyond 15 years, but numerous factors might influence their lifespan, including:

Dental hygieneTaking proper care of your teeth and sticking to your dental treatment plan is essential. The implants won't last as long if you don't maintain oral hygiene.
Lifestyle factorsSmokers have an increased risk of infection and bone loss around the implant site. If you regularly smoke, it can impact blood flow to the gums and weaken the implant site.
ExpertiseWhen you want to replace missing teeth, cutting corners and opting for cheap dental implants abroad is tempting, but you don't know if you're getting a reputable service. Going to an experienced dentist ensures every chance of longevity.

Can You Have An MRI If You Have Titanium Dental Implants?

Yes, there's no reason to avoid MRIs with titanium dental implants, as titanium is a non-ferrous material that won't react to magnetic fields. However, it's a good idea to mention your implants before having an MRI to avoid possible side effects and adverse reactions.

Enquire About Titanium Dental Implants Today

Tooth loss can impact your confidence and dental health, but our implants are proven treatments that offer long-term results.

We ensure that the implant and replacement tooth integrate seamlessly with your remaining teeth, giving you an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Booking a free consultation gives you the opportunity to learn how we can restore your smile. We'll also discuss our convenient payment plans and assess whether titanium dental implants are the right option for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our clinics soon!

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