We provide performance metals for critical applications such as dental and orthopedic implants, spinal fixation, soft tissue repair, bone screws, trauma plates and others. T.I. has achieved a wide range of OEM and subcontractor approvals, a strong portfolio of service provider LTA’s, and is ISO 9001:2015 registered. T.I. Medical provides global service center inventory with guaranteed quality and trace-ability, at competitive prices and the best delivery available to all levels of the medical supply chain. We are a financially stable, privately held business with a long-term growth plan and a quick decision making process. We stand ready to partner with you and to support medical programs around the world.
Titanium is currently the most commonly used material in dental implant application.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.
Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants. In other words, virtually all dental implants placed in the 21st century appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a “root-form”) and are placed within the bone (end- being the Greek prefix for “in” and osseous referring to “bone”).
Prior to the advent of root-form endosseous implants, most implants were either blade endosseous implants, in that the shape of the metal piece placed within the bone resembled a flat blade, or subperiosteal implants, in which a framework was constructed to lie upon and was attached with screws to the exposed bone of the jaws.
Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.
Titanium was actually first used in dentistry in the 1940’s. Today titanium is routinely utilized in the dental industry for implants and orthodontic braces.
The titanium implant acts as an artificial root for a tooth and is securely implanted into bone to provide a solid base for a tooth. Compared to traditional orthodontic braces made of steel, titanium braces are stronger, lighter, and more compatible to body fluids and bone density.
Titanium has been selected a metal of choice in the dental market due to its total resistance to attack by body fluids, high strength and low modulus.
Metals, grades, and alloys used in this application include:
Titanium and its alloys, due to a successful combination of high strength, sufficient technological properties, small density and good corrosion resistance are gaining wider application for medical instruments production, used in general surgery, stomatology, neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology etc. The application of titanium alloys for surgical implants, micro instruments and also sets of microsurgical instruments in combination with stainless steels is most expedient.