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January 10, 2019

Can Dental Implant Cause Headache?

Can Dental Implant Cause Headache?

A tweet by Hollywood star Dick Vayan Dyke that his titanium dental implants were the cause of his headache became the source of the media buzz and questions if implants can cause a headache or migraines. Most dental patients today are concerned that data implants especially titanium ones are a source of migraines.

Dental implants are often made of titanium, and the metal posts are usually implanted into your jawbone. After the implantation, a false tooth will be placed over the implant. Most dentists prefer an implant to other dental procedures because it does not need structural support from the patient’s natural tooth. Dental implants feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime without the need for a replacement.

Titanium has been used in bio-medically since the 1950s. In addition to being used in dental implants, it is also used in joining implants and even in bone plates mainly because it is known to be biocompatible. The metal when exposed to oxygen, forms a protective oxide film that acts as a protection from the body’s harsh environment to the metal. It makes it resistant to rust or corrosion that might be caused by body fluids.

Another property that makes titanium such a preferred choice in biomedical uses is its ability to osseointegrate. What this means is that your bone will heal the metal that is similar to how the bone heals after you have had a fracture. When dentists use titanium implants, the implant will eventually become one with the jawbone.

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