Titanium is a metal that is characteristic for having a high tolerability, and is therefore used in the construction of orthopedic prosthesis.
Titanium pillars today are threaded manufacts, more or less shaped like a screw, mostly cylindrical or conic, with variable length and diameter in order to adapt themselves to the various bone configurations they have to be inserted in.
Their surface is treated in a way to enhance the possibility of osteointegration (the total binding to the bone environment). Dental implants must be produced and packaged conforming to the E.U. norm and they come together with a certificate that can be envisioned and preserved by the patient for his own guarantee.
Pioneer dentists' implantology, very often based on home designed implants built with various shapes and metals, has come to a definite end and, together with that, a large part of the past insuccess rate that worries many potential patients.
The best modern implants work together with a rich series of connection accessories for the artificial tooth that will sustain it in a way to ensure a good hygenical maintainance and an optimal aesthetic result concerning the gum's contouring. This is a decisive feature for success in smile uncovered areas.
The rejection of the implant DOES NOT EXIST, being there no possibility of unfavourable immune reaction as may happen in etherologal transplants (from donors). Complications concern 4% of the cases in which the osteointegration does not occur and the implant is expelled. This generally happens in the two months following the surgery and is painless. After three/five weeks a new implant can be done in the same site