Zirconia Implants and the Evolution of the Dental Implant

Titanium dental implants are quickly becoming a thing of the past due to advancements in Nobel Pearl Zirconia dental implants. Previously, patients who needed a dental implant procedure done but wanted to avoid having a metallic implant placed were not able to be appropriately accommodated. All of that has now changed thanks to Zirconia.

 

What is Zirconia?

Zirconia is a white ceramic proven to be effective as a dental implant material.  The advantages of using Zirconia as a dental implant include natural aesthetics, improved attachment to gum tissue, and low plaque affinity.

By eliminating the use of metal for your dental implant, patients have seen very positive results:

  • Healthy gums: Zirconia fights off plaque more effectively than titanium
  • Durability: Zirconia has a stability and strength to it that is proven to be to sounder than other ceramics
  • Attractiveness: Zirconia is white in color and looks reflects a natural look.
  • Osseointegration: Clinical studies have shown that zirconia is right on par with titanium in terms of connecting living bone to the dental implant.

 

Why Should I Consider A Dental Implant?

Dental implants are recommended to replace either a single tooth or in some cases, multiple teeth. For anyone desiring a dental implant, whether constructed of titanium or zirconia, we would recommend you consult with us to evaluate the amount of bone present and space available for dental implant placement.

 

What Causes Dental Implant Problems?

There are several factors that can result in complications around a dental implant procedure. We always recommend that you meet with an oral surgeon for a consolation prior to scheduling a single tooth or multiple teeth replacement. However, if you would like to learn more about possible complications around dental implants, our team has provided additional information here.

 

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation:

As Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Guyette and Dr. Beehner are uniquely talented at evaluating patients for dental implant placement. In some cases, bone grafting can be performed to build up lost bone to allow dental implant placement in areas that were previously too small for dental implant surgery. We work with your dentist who will build the tooth that attaches the dental implants once they are consolidated in your jaw. To learn more if you’re a good candidate for this implant procedure, schedule a consultation today.