Dental implants offer patients of permanent fixed replacement tooth or set of teeth. If you have missing teeth, and want a functional and beautiful solution that replicates the structure, look, and feel of natural teeth closely, then dental implants are likely the optimal solution.
There are many types of dental implant available, and your choice of treatment will often depend on your circumstances as well as your preferences. Titanium implants are traditionally used for most types of treatment. However, zirconia implants are the newcomer on the block, and are also available to patients suffering from teeth loss.
Today, Titanium is not the only material manufactured for tooth implants, so it is important to be aware of all the options available to you. Recently, a new form of dental implants, called ceramic dental implants or Zirconia dental implants, offer a potentially more aesthetic and tissue-friendly alternative to traditional titanium implants.
Zirconia dental implants are made from special, industrial, high impact resistant ceramic (zirconium oxide, ZrO2) that is customarily used in aerospace engineering because of its high resistance to fracture and heat. Is the number one choice for patients that do not want metal such as titanium in their mouth, or because they seek a more aesthetically pleasing dental implant. Zirconia is also a similar color to natural teeth, and many people choose it because of its aesthetic advantages.
Non-conductivity of Zirconia
The fact that zirconia does not conduct an electrical charge is a big benefit. Bacterial growth on the surface of a Zirconia Implant is far less likely to adhere due to its non-conductivity, thus creating an oral environment that promotes much healthier gums. Zirconia Dental Implants are the perfect choice for tooth replacement.
Zirconia Dental Implants are hypoallergenic. Today, there’s a growing number of people who have allergies, skin sensitivities and compromised immune systems; therefore, implantation of metal devices such as Titanium Dental Implants should be seriously considered, especially since the removal of a Titanium Implant from jaw bone is not a simple procedure.
Zirconia is biocompatible material that is resistant to chemical corrosion, nor will it conduct electricity or heat. As a bio inert material, it will never trigger chemical reactions, migrate to other sites in the body or interfere with the maintenance of optimal oral health.
Zirconia Dental Implants are made from zirconia which is a biocompatible, ceramic material that completely integrates into jaw bone. Zirconia, Metal-Free Dental Implants are placed by Implant Dentists in many Holistic Dental Offices and now are being used in many conventional dental offices as the Dental Implant material of choice.
Cosmetic Dentistry Reasons
The inherent problem that frequently arises with Titanium Dental Implants is an aesthetic one. Patients with thin, translucent gums or those who are prone to gum recession (as are many aging people) may end up with the gray gums or titanium showing around the margin of the crown. Since zirconia is non-metallic and white, it is much more natural looking than titanium. It’s a perfect base color that closely mimics what nature created in the first place.