Across the country, millions of patients choose dental implants to restore their natural smiles after an injury, accident or illness that has led to broken or missing teeth. While a dental implant can completely change your life, some fear implants that are made of titanium can cause allergies if they already have a metal allergy. This is a common misconception that Dr. Angela Cotey works hard to disprove.
Before you decide if dental implants are the right option to restore your smile, it’s important to meet with your dentist and discuss your options. While each patient is unique and requires their own treatment plan, those who are sensitive to metal are not automatically disqualified.
A Safe Way to Create a New Smile
Metal allergies can range in severity, and the titanium in the implant is enough to send some patients running the opposite way. Dr. Cotey offers implants made of two different metals, either titanium or titanium alloy. Both fuse easily with the jaw and are extremely strong. Those who opt for metallic implants may show mild signs of an allergy, but this may be caused by the introduction of any foreign substance into the body rather than a metal allergy itself.
At Village Smile Care, we are committed to providing our patients with the absolute best in dental care while protecting them from allergies and additional complications that are unnecessary. If you feel dental implants are a good option for you but fear an allergic reaction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a professional. If it is determined that your allergy is a serious concern, it may be best to opt for metal free implants.
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The key to choosing the safest dental implant is to discuss the products, the materials and the procedure with a professional before you make a decision about what is right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.