The healing phase is between 6 and 12 weeks1 depending on the individual medical situation. During this period the implant becomes securely attached to the jaw bone - a process called osseointegration. Once healed, this artificial root acts as a base for fixing individual crowns, multi-tooth bridges, or an entire dental prosthesis.
One of its most important medical applications is in implants. Those made from titanium have been shown to bond very well to living bone and can last for decades.
Roxolid®2 is a groundbreaking material from Straumann specifically designed for use in dental implantology. It is a titanium-zirconium alloy, stronger than pure titanium with excellent osseointegration properties - a combination which is unique in the market of dental implants.