Your teeth work together like a team-like neighbors. When a tooth is lost or is missing, the neighboring teeth have to suffer from the extra force created from the missing tooth. Without proper help, they often become weak, lose support and start to “wander.” Without the complete set of teeth to form a structural unit, the teeth can begin to drift and can become crooked or loose-eventually resulting in more tooth loss. Plus, this additional stress can also cause the bone around your teeth to resorb over time, resulting in even more tooth loss causing the dreaded ‘sunken look’ and premature aging of the face and cheeks.
Patients living with missing teeth or who may have to have a tooth removed should seek guidance from a skilled dental professional who can help formulate a plan to protect their remaining natural teeth. Dr. Chris Brady at Dental Health and Wellness in Colorado Springs, CO, specializes in placing dental implants for patients with missing teeth. He uses state-of-the-art bio-compatible Zirconia ceramic dental implants, which are the latest FDA-approved implant material with no galvanizing effect and won’t corrode (rust) like metals.
Zirconia implants are better than other dental implants choices; they are a newer, more biomimetic, and biocompatible choice. Implants are an excellent option for restoring lost teeth as they are considered the best alternative to natural teeth. Your zirconia implants will be placed using a unique bone integration process, granting them strength, durability and a more natural look.
If you are missing a tooth, schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Brady today. He’ll review your many options and go over the potential benefits of receiving a Zirconia dental implant. If you determine that an implant is right for you, you will begin the procedure with an examination. Dr. Brady will use advanced 3D imaging capturing the parts of your jaw that require restoration.
To place the implant, Dr. Brady will numb the targeted area and insert a biocompatible implant which will become naturally integrated overtime, granting your implant the strength and reliability of a natural tooth.
Once the integration process is complete, you’ll return for the placement of your crown. These nonmetal crowns are tooth-colored and natural-looking and can be practically invisible to the naked eye. The crown will be easily installed, attaching securely to the implant and can be treated just like a normal tooth.
But, please know that not all implants are created equal. Dr. Brady only uses Zirconia ceramic dental implants, which is the safest and healthiest choice when compared to the more traditional, old-fashioned titanium implants. Metal implants are made of a combination of metals that can conduct galvanic shock or heat, leading to corrosion or other issues. This corrosion causes metal to get into the bloodstream which obviously affects the entire body. Zirconia is NOT a metal and will not react with the body like metals do. Zirconia implants are also very friendly to gums and tissue and will not galvanize or corrode (rust) like metals.
Maintenance of your Zirconia implant is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. It requires little more than routine brushing and flossing and regular visits with Dr. Brady. If cared for properly, your implants can last many, many years.
To find out more about Zirconia dental implants or what other options may be available to restore missing teeth, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Brady today. Call “Dental Health and Wellness” at (719) 215-9292.