A dental implant is made of three elements:
- A titanium fixture: that fuses into the jaw.
- An abutment: which forms a small post protruding above the gum line.
- A restoration: the tooth-like element that provides chewing, biting and aesthetic function. This could be a bridge, dentures or a crown.
Whilst dental implants are always made from titanium, the quality can differ depending on the specific brand a dental practice uses. Here at Oatlands Dental Lounge, we’re proud to use implants made by globally prestigious and market-leading brand Straumann, who have the backup of multiple clinical and scientific studies. Straumann is used by a number of the world’s most respected dental implant providers.