Non-metal implants, are made from the most bio-compatible available today.
Implants are the best tooth replacement option that is available in today’s modern world of dentistry. There are 2 choices: Titanium alloy and Zirconia-a derivative of the metal Zirconium. Zirconium is changed into a ceramic (Zirconia) by means of a chemical process that changes it’s molecular structure. This chemical change results in an ideal, biocompatible, non-metal substance used in implants in the mouth and joints.
Don’t want metal in the mouth? Learn more about zirconium dental implants!
Hey Doctor Chris are how’s everybody doing? Hey, I’m just giving you another update as kind of the status of the offices on what’s going on here. We did have a soft opening starting last week. It went well. We are continuing to do the soft opening for this week in the next week and so we are excited to have you come back. We had to do some research to find out exactly what the governor said that we could do and, and also cheque with the CDC but we’ve been able to determine and ascertain that yes, Vicki can clean teeth now, so call 26 0 9000 call and get an appointment as quickly as you can because we’re filling up pretty quickly here. So additionally, I’d like to share something that happened was kind of unique and interesting is I got an email last week from the developer of the Sarah Root implant which is a zirconium implant made specifically for those people that don’t want to have metal in their mouths and he is interested in coming to my office and actually oversees some of the impact implant placements that we’re doing at the end of May or may be the first part of June. He hasn’t really decided on a date yet, but this would be a great opportunity for those of you that are wondering about implants or thinking about it. This is the time to do it. So anyway, give, give, us a call, Lisa will let, we’ll match this up, match our schedules up so that I can talk with you about and answer any questions that you have and, and, frankly, anything else that you have. We, we, really appreciate your support during this time and, and, I hope that we can make sure that everybody is pain free. I hate to have people in pain that are out there that are afraid to call. So please don’t please don’t be afraid to call alright I will talk to you soon bye.
Some ask whether Zirconia Ceramic Dental Implants are considered better than metal titanium implants? It boils down to biocompatibility. Titanium as a pure metal is very biocompatible. HOWEVER, the metal alloy implants used today contain Titanium plus other metals like Ni, Ai and V which can corrode, conduct heat and conduct galvanic shock. And of course, they are not cosmetic due to their metal color. Ceramic implants have many characteristics that make them the ideal dental implant. Zirconia is a very hard material and is very strong. It is 100% metal free and white in color so it looks like a tooth. It’s perfectly biocompatible (does not stimulate a host response), bioinert (non-reactive), has no galvanizing effect-electrical conductivity and does not corrode like metals do. In other words, it has no metal properties or characteristics. Ceramic implants are newer, FDA approved, durable, beautiful, biocompatible and biomimetic.
There are several advantages of zirconia ceramic implants. Listed are just a few:
- Utilized with great success for over 45 years in medicine-mainly for prosthetic joints and dental implants,
- Bio-compatible- very friendly to gum tissue and bone. No allergic reactions, no sensitivity to hot or cold temperature and no impact on taste.
- Bioinert; do not cause gum tissue or bone reactions.
- No galvanization side effects like metals.
- No corrosion – the zirconia dental implant material does not corrode or break down into particulate matter like titanium. So it won’t leach into the body.
- Zirconia is white and more similar to the color of natural teeth, it has distinct cosmetic advantages over titanium. Ceramic dental implants will not reveal gray shadows/lines like in the case of titanium implants.
Frequently asked questions
Zirconia implants are used to replace lost front teeth and molars and for full-mouth reconstruction. They are composed of metal-free, allergy-free white ceramic materials and are topped with a ceramic crown.
Yes. Zirconia implants are often one solid piece with the implant screw and abutment fused or a two-piece design with the abutment bonded to the zirconia implant base. Titanium implants are always made up of at least three metal pieces: the implant screw, the titanium implant base, and the metal screw that connects the abutment to the base.
They are, indeed. They have been CE (Conformitè Europëenne) approved in Europe for over sixteen years and FDA-approved in the United States for slightly over fourteen years.
They enhance oral health by reducing bacteria adherence with this gum tissue-friendly substance. The white tint is similar to that of natural teeth.
While zirconia dental implants are sturdy and durable, they are less substantial than titanium implants. Zirconia dental implants are frequently broader than their titanium counterparts to overcome the remote potential they could fracture.