What material are dental implants made of?

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The most popular material for dental implants is metals, with titanium (Ti) and its alloys regarded as the most common option to this day. It is that part of the device that is inserted into the gums. It’s also called an abutment. Over time, the bone grows around it and creates a strong bond, which serves the same purpose as the root of a tooth. Relatively new material is zirconia

What is more, an implant can also be made of stainless steel, nickel-chromium alloys, cobalt-chromium alloys, and gold alloys. Stainless steel is not that common due to the fact that it corrodes far more easily than the rest. For this reason, it is mostly used for temporary implants. When it comes down to the crowns, they can be manufactured from porcelain, metal and silver alloys, gold, and ceramics.