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Dental Implant Materials
Dentist Battle Ground


Rendering of jaw with dental implant at Excel Dental.
There can be a lot of customization in your dental implant procedure, including the materials used, the prosthodontic being attached, and the teeth being restored. Dental implants can be used to rebuild the root of one, many, or even all of your teeth. During your consultation with our team at Excel Dental, we will review the current status of your teeth, possibly discuss some future predictions and then create a treatment plan that is right for you.

A dental implant is a device that we surgically implant into your jawbone to serve as a new tooth root, once healed, it will be a firm post in your mouth that we can secure a new tooth to. The implant is designed similarly to a screw in size and shape, and like a screw, this can come with some variety in length and width. The implant we use is customized to your treatment.

Dental implants are available in two material options:
•  Metallic Titanium: The most commonly used implant is a metallic titanium. Studies have shown titanium to be a biocompatible material that your bone is willing to firmly fuse with in the healing process. We like it because it is strong, yet lightweight. Titanium is used by surgeons in surgical repair throughout the skeletal frame.
•  Non-Metallic Ceramic: Zirconia is a non-metallic ceramic material that can also be used in surgical restoration. This is helpful to patients who have metal sensitivities, or if the tooth being restored has thin enough gum tissue that the dark coloring of titanium may be seen through the tissue. Zirconia is a great option but has a lower fracture strength than titanium.

Prosthodontics with Implants


In addition to the material being used for the implant, there are options in the prosthodontic being used with the implant. During your treatment planning, we can discuss what device you want to cover the implant, it could be a dental crown, dental bridge or denture. This will depend on the number of teeth being restored and the number of implants being placed. Your treatment is entirely customized to you.

Implant Retained Denture


An implant retained denture is a considerable leap forward in comfort and function over traditional loose dentures. We can secure your denture using dental implants. This can be done in a few different ways including:
•  All on 4: The All on 4 system utilizes four dental implants to fully secure a denture device that will not be removable. This is called an Implant Retained Full Arch Bridge. Following a period of time for healing and growing used to the device, it will feel much more like your natural teeth.
•  Bar Implant Retained Over Denture: This system secures a bar inside your mouth using at least four dental implants. The patient is then able to hook their denture to the bar for a firm hold. The denture will stay in place when it is attached, and can be unattached as needed.
•  Ball Implant Retained Over Denture: This system utilizes a snap on and off feature on the four dental implants. The patient is able to snap their denture in place and unsnap it to remove as needed.

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Dental Implant Materials • Dentist Battle Ground
During your consultation with our team at Excel Dental, we will review the current status of your teeth, and identify if you need dental implants or not. Learn more here.
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