Getting Dental Implants? You Should Read This First.
More and more people are finding that they are incompatible to conventional titanium implants and negative reactions to the metal have been found in many patients over the past few years.
A replacement material is now available with modern high-performance ceramic zirconium oxide.
With metal-free high-performance ceramics, you receive not only an aesthetic and reliable implant treatment; you can also ensure that the disadvantages which metallic titanium implants may exhibit do not occur.
In recent years, high strength zirconia ceramics have become attractive as new materials for dental implants. They are considered to be inert in the body and exhibit minimal ion release compared with metallic implants.
No allergies or intolerances are known to ceramic implants.
- Zirconium oxide ceramics are extremely biocompatible and do not irritate the immune system. There are no known incompatibilities or allergies to this material.
- Significantly less plaque forms on zirconium oxide ceramics. This reduces the risk of peri-implantitis, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- The beauty of your smile is not only defined by the whiteness of the teeth but also by the color and shape your gums, we call this red-white aesthetic. The gingiva (which surround the teeth and provide a seal around them) deposits very well on zirconium oxide and thus provides a very good red-white aesthetic.
- The white ceramic material looks very similar to the natural tooth – no gray rings or shadows are visible even with thin or receding gums.
Zirconia (aka Ceramic) seems to be a suitable dental implant material because of its toothlike color, mechanical properties, and therefore biocompatibility. Apical bone loss (deterioration of the bone beneath the teeth) and gingival recession associated with implants often uncover portions of the metal implant, revealing a bluish discoloration of the overlying gingiva. The use of zirconia implants avoids this complication and accedes to the request of many patients for metal-free implants.
The material also provides high strength, fracture toughness, and biocompatibility. The inflammatory response and bone resorption induced by ceramic particles are less than those induced by titanium particles, suggesting the biocompatibility of ceramics.
Ceramic implants also bring aesthetic benefits such as:
- Improve one’s ability to bite and chew
- Function exactly like natural teeth
- Do not interfere with adjacent teeth
- Provide a more youthful appearance to the face and jaw line
- Eliminate bone deterioration that can occur with tooth loss
- Do not cause unsightly metal coloring around the gums
- Are metal free and do not corrode or breakdown in the oral environment
- Easy to keep clean because they do not attract nor accumulate bacteria-loving plaque
- Do not conduct electricity or interfere with the body’s meridian energy pathways
- Provides stability without the need for messy adhesives
Whether you’re concerned about metals in the mouth or prefer to have natural looking teeth, ceramic dental implants provide the best alternative to titanium dental implants.
If you would like more information or are curious if this would be the right choice for you, Call 727-888-6929 to speak to a specialist in our office.