Titanium alloys are used to make medical and dental tools, as well as other medical equipment. The infographic that goes along with it explains why and how this metal is important in medicine.
Titanium has been a prominent dental material since the 1940s (albeit the first titanium dental implant was not introduced until 1965). Since the 1950s, titanium has been utilized in surgery, and it is currently widely used in medicine, primarily but not exclusively in cardiovascular and orthopedic therapy.
Because of its bacterial resistance, strength, and low weight, titanium is one of the best materials for medical supplies, surgical equipment, and device parts. The metal is ideal for operating equipment, medical supplies, and device parts such as pacemakers and prosthetic joints because of these properties.
Because of titanium’s medically favorable properties and availability for purchase on the market, new medical uses are continually being investigated and developed. As the US population ages, there will be a greater need for a range of medical procedures that currently or in the future require titanium. As a result, these industries will need to pay a lot of money for research and development. The accompanying graphic has additional information about titanium’s medicinal uses and benefits.