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Will a Metal Allergy Interfere with Dental Implants? | Queens Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth. They look and feel like your natural smile and with proper care, will last for many years to come. 

If you have a metal allergy or sensitivity, you may be wondering if you’re a candidate for implants. Dental implants are made of titanium or titanium alloys, which are biocompatible, or easily “accepted” by your body and rarely result in an allergic reaction. Titanium is the same material commonly used in surgical joint replacements. As a biocompatible material, your body’s bone cells readily bond to the titanium surface. We call this process osseointegration, and it is what allows your new dental implant to become a permanent part of your smile. 

While allergy concerns are understandable, it’s extremely rare for someone to have an allergic reaction to a dental implant. One study found that only 0.6% of the population showed any allergic symptoms when exposed to titanium. If you truly believe it is a risk, allergy testing for specific types of metals are available and extremely accurate. 

It’s always important to discuss your health history and allergies with your 11357 implants dentist, especially if you’re considering dental implants. Be sure to tell your dentist if you have a metal sensitivity or break out when wearing metal jewelry. Together, we can find a solution that works for your individual needs. 

Request a consultation at our sedation dental office in Whitestone, NY today to find out whether a dental implant is the right treatment option for you.

Queens Center for Implant and Sedation Dentistry
Phone: 718-767-9224
14-19 150th Street 1A
Whitestone, NY 11357