Dental Implants metal
Dental implants, weather titanium or ceramic, are best described as anchors that permanently support crowns or dentures, providing the most natural reconstruction after tooth loss. Dental implants are preferred over traditional bridges because the procedure essentially preserves the adjacent teeth from damage, where a bridge would cause modification to the surrounding teeth. Once in place, they are quite durable and can be cleaned and cared for just like your natural teeth.
Ceramic Dental Implants vs Titanium Dental Implants
An all-ceramic dental crown over an all-ceramic dental implant looks and functions very much like ordinary teeth. Titanium and zirconium are the only two elements that have proven to successfully integrate into bone. Ceramic implants provide metal-free restoration, reducing concerns of allergies and biocompatibility issues, thereby lessening concerns for damage to the immune system. These metal-free dental implants are more biocompatible, more esthetically pleasing, and work just as well as the more traditional titanium implants.
The term ‘ceramics’ applies to a wide range of materials that, when compared to metal implants, are actually harder and have higher resistance to temperature changes, excellent strength, lower density and resistance to corrosion. These properties make ceramics invaluable for use in the oral environment where high temperature, corrosion and constant abrasion is ever present.
Titanium has been regarded as the first option for dental implant materials with high success rates in a variety of different medical applications. One disadvantage to using Titanium for dental implants is that it is not as aesthetically appealing as the natural tooth, especially when placed in front of in the mouth due to the material’s inherent grayish color. It’s also a metal (although inert) and can lead to galvanism and allergies (yes, we have had patients who are clinically allergic to titanium. We also have had many patients who are biocompatibly sensitive to titanium).
Why We Recommend Zirconia Dental Implants
Zirconium is very resistant to corrosion and for this reason is most commonly used in combination with other materials in the manufacture of dental implants. Zirconium implants have an obvious aesthetic advantage over Titanium implants since they most closely resemble natural teeth. The high corrosion resistance of the material means that there is virtually no danger of corrosion with Zirconia tooth implants.
The zirconium dental implant is of the highest quality material and the best choice for dental implantation, and the preference of holistic dentists everywhere. These qualities include:
- Biocompatibility: zirconium is an inert material that seldom cause allergic reactions
- Metal-free: no corrosion, no galvanism effect, no metallic taste, no electronic disturbances
- Color: Because the ceramic implants are white, you don’t have to worry about a gray or dark line forming along your gums
- Strength: Zirconia dental implants are exceptionally strong… stronger even that titanium.
- Gum Growth: Ceramic dental implants are so biocompatible that soft tissue actually grows up around the abutment. This means that your gums continue to grow without the concerns of receding gums that accompany titanium implants.