In a perfect world, we would keep all of our natural teeth for the duration of our lifetime. But in reality, life happens! Missing teeth can occur for various reasons, ranging from insufficient oral hygiene to factors beyond your control, such as genetics and traumatic injuries. If you have been searching for “zirconia implants near me” and you live in Colorado, or you can travel to Colorado, the team at Dental Health and Wellness is here to help! Holistic dentist Dr. Chris Brady is proud to offer this natural-looking, biocompatible tooth replacement option with many benefits for your smile.
Each tooth has two main portions: the crown, which is the part of the tooth that you see, and the root, which extends down into the jawbone, where it holds the tooth firmly in place. While various tooth replacement choices are available, dental implants are the only option designed to replace the entire tooth, including the root.
The first evidence of dental implants goes all the way back to 600 AD when the Mayans used pieces of shell to replace missing teeth. In modern dentistry, titanium was first used as a dental implant in 1965 and has since become the most commonly used implant material. While it is effective at replacing your tooth’s natural root, many implants that are currently used contain a mix of titanium and other metals, which can ultimately lead to issues such as corrosion, galvanization, and a gray appearance in your gums. That’s why Dr. Brady offers an alternative option to patients: zirconia implants.
Zirconia is a ceramic material derived from zirconium through a chemical process that alters its molecular structure. The result is an implant that is:
To learn more about zirconia implants and how they can benefit your oral health, call Dr. Chris Brady at Dental Health and Wellness in Colorado Springs, CO, at (719) 215-9292 to schedule your consultation today!