August 15, 2018

Patients who are weighing their tooth replacement options have a lot of questions, which is to be expected. Dental implants provide an effective solution but as permanent implants, they also require much consideration. One of the biggest concerns patients have when they come to a dentist in Menomie, WI, is about MRI scans. Many patients think their dental implants might conflict with MRIs, especially when they learn that the metal titanium is used alongside other alloys and polymers. The short answer to these concerns is that titanium is used precisely to avoid issues like this but let’s examine the longer version of the answer by looking at a concept called biocompatibility.

Building Biocompatible Implants

Biocompatible design means that an implant uses materials the body will accept in all ways—materials that won’t break down or corrode, and that won’t wear away or get digested. It also means choosing materials that won’t disturb the tissue around it—nothing that will cause inflammation or an allergic reaction in patients will do. Last but not least, it means using materials that will not cause unwanted side-effects during medical procedures. Implants have been developed and refined with an eye toward biocompatibility, which means today’s implant can be counted on to share a few design features.

  • Implants won’t interfere with MRIs and other scans
  • They don’t cause inflammation or aggravate conditions in nearby tissues
  • They do simulate the tooth’s root, helping avoid jawbone loss
  • They are permanent and do not need to be periodically replaced
  • The replacement teeth themselves look natural, and keeping them white is easy

Make an Appointment Today 

If you’re looking at your tooth replacement options and you have questions about dental implants, come in and talk to us today. At Trimble Dental Excellence Dr. Trimble is happy to answer your questions about the procedure and to talk about specific risks and concerns for your case. If everything goes well, we’ll also schedule you for your procedure when you come in. Call the office today to get started.



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