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Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Dental Hygiene

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I wasted a lifetime hiding

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comparable cost

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Zirconium Restorative Abutments are used when aesthetics are a concern and Zirconium implants are used when allergies and/or aesthetics are a concern

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Osseointegration occurs with both Titanium and Zirconium Implants

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Allergic to metals?

What if you're allergic to metals? About 4% of the population is but that doesn't mean implants are not an option. With help from Dr, Branemark, Dr. Leuttman developed a metal-free dental implant made from Zirconium

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Titanium Oxide Alloy

No implant is made of pure titanium, they are all made of a titanium oxide alloy and consists of very small amounts of tantalum, molybdenum and niobium. There are also Zirconium implants which do not contain mnetal

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Endosseous (placed in the bone) have many brands and styles but all were modeled after the original dental implant designed by Dr. Branemark; although there have been modifications and improvements to increase osseointegration,the influence of Branemark style implants (3rd on left) can be seen in all types

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Mimicing Nature

Implants that are designed to resemble a natural tooth have a higher success rate

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Accidental discoveru

Osseointegration of titanium oxide was discovered by Dr. Branemark when he attempted to recover titanium oxide screws from a canine bone simply because they were so expensive and he was hoping to reuse them

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Osseointegration

Implants are successful because the jaw bone integrates with the implant titanium oxide surface; osseointegration, the process of bone fusing to the titanium oxide surface, occurs because of the bodies LACK OF RESPONSE to the implant. Titanium is completely resistant to the body's environment preventing a reactive response allowing the bone to grow on the surface.

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