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Have you ever wondered “What are implants made from?” Let’s delve into the world of dental implants, exploring the material that lies at their core.

What are Multiple Teeth Dental ImplantsThe Material Marvel: Titanium

When it comes to dental implants, the primary material of choice is titanium. Titanium has revolutionized the field of implant dentistry due to its exceptional properties and compatibility with the human body. Let’s explore why titanium is the go-to material for dental implants:


One of the most critical factors in selecting a material for dental implants is its biocompatibility. Titanium exhibits remarkable biocompatibility, meaning it is well-tolerated by the body without causing adverse reactions. When a titanium implant is placed in the jawbone, a process called osseointegration occurs. The bone cells fuse with the implant’s surface, creating a strong and stable foundation. This unique property of titanium ensures the long-term success of dental implants.

Strength and Durability

Titanium is renowned for its exceptional strength and durability. It is a lightweight yet robust material, capable of withstanding the forces of daily biting and chewing. This strength and durability make titanium implants a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth.

Corrosion Resistance

Another advantage of titanium is its resistance to corrosion. When exposed to bodily fluids and oral environment, titanium forms a thin oxide layer on its surface, protecting it from corrosion and degradation. This corrosion resistance ensures the longevity of dental implants, allowing them to function effectively for many years.


As mentioned earlier, titanium implants facilitate osseointegration, which is the fusion of the implant with the surrounding bone. This unique property of titanium ensures that the implant becomes a part of your natural dental structure, providing stability and support to the dental restoration.

Compatibility with Prosthetic Materials

Titanium implants have excellent compatibility with various prosthetic materials used to create dental restorations. Whether it’s a crown, bridge, or denture, the restoration can be securely attached to the titanium implant, resulting in a natural-looking and functional tooth replacement.

Alternatives to Titanium Implants

While titanium implants are the most commonly used and widely accepted option, alternative materials have also been explored in the field of implant dentistry. These alternatives include:


Zirconia is a ceramic material that has gained popularity as an alternative to titanium implants. It offers excellent aesthetics, as it can closely resemble the natural color and translucency of teeth. Zirconia implants are a suitable option for patients with metal allergies or those who prefer a metal-free solution. However, they are generally not as widely used as titanium implants due to concerns regarding their long-term stability and osseointegration.

Other Metal Alloys

In addition to titanium, other metal alloys have been used for dental implants, such as cobalt-chromium and stainless steel. These alloys exhibit good strength and durability, but they are less commonly used compared to titanium due to concerns over biocompatibility and long-term performance.

The Magic of Titanium

So, the next time you marvel at the wonders of dental implants, remember that beneath their flawless exterior lies the magic of titanium—the material that makes dental implant treatment a true success story!

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Why Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for Dental Implants

When it comes to dental implants, Eilertsen Dental Care stands out for several reasons:

  • Expertise and experience: Our team of dental professionals have extensive training and experience in implant dentistry, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.
  • Advanced technology and materials: We utilise state-of-the-art technology and high-quality materials for our dental implants, enhancing their longevity and aesthetic appeal.
  • Patient satisfaction and testimonials: Our patients’ smiles speak for themselves. We have a long list of satisfied patients who have regained their confidence and oral health through our dental implant treatments.

Choose Eilertsen Dental Care for your dental implants now. Book a consultation with us and take the first step towards restoring your smile with professionalism, expertise, and personalised care.

What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.

How to Visit Us for Implants in Inverness

We are conveniently located at 📍Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness📍 If you want to visit us for your dental implant appointment from Inverness or a nearby area such as Westhill, Allanfearn, Viewhill, Nairnside, House of Daviot, Leys Castle, Culcabock, Inshes, Culloden, Cradlehall, Smithton, Raigmore, or Haugh, reaching us at Cradlehall Business Park is quite straightforward by car or bus. Bus routes including 2, 3, 6, 27, and M39 have stops close to our practice.

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