Ceramic Dental Implants in Skagit County
Zirconium Dental Implants: A Metal-Free Tooth Replacement Option
Dental implant technology is constantly evolving, and the latest development in missing teeth replacement is ceramic dental implants. These biocompatible implant screws are an alternative to titanium. They are made of zirconia, an extremely durable ceramic used in various medical applications, including joint replacements.
Benefits of Ceramic Dental Implants
Ceramic implants offer several benefits, including:
- Metal-free construction
- The high success rate of over 96 percent
- Restores full bite force
- Limits inflammation and plaque buildup around restorations
- White color for an invisible seam with restorations
- Highly resistant to fracturing
- FDA approved
- Ideal for individuals with metal allergies
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Ceramic vs. Titanium Implants
Both titanium and ceramic implants provide an excellent foundation for dental restoration. However, metal-free dental implants offer advantages for some patients. It triggers fewer inflammatory reactions in patients and tends to develop less bacterial load around the implants. The one-piece construction of zirconia implants also offers fewer locations for bacterial accumulation.
Ceramic implants are an excellent choice for the replacement of a single tooth as well as multiple teeth. Many patients prefer the aesthetics of ceramic implants, particularly if they have receding gums or soft, thin oral tissues. The ceramic does not appear as a dark line around the tooth’s base like titanium can in some individuals.
While ceramic dental implants have many advantages, they are a bit more expensive than titanium implants due to the cost of manufacturing. Ceramic implants also require exacting placement because they are constructed in one piece, unlike titanium implants. At Mount Vernon Periodontics And Implants, Dr. Bal has been placing ceramic implants using the latest technologies to ensure a perfect placement every time.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Ceramic Dental Implants?
Dr. Bal performs a thorough dental exam and reviews your medical history to determine if ceramic implants are right for you. Anyone in good health with sufficient jawbone density may be a candidate for zirconia dental implants. If you have had implants fail in the past due to a titanium reaction or metal allergies, ceramic implant replacement may be a solution.
To learn more about ceramic dental implants and how they can restore your missing or damaged teeth, contact Mount Vernon Periodontics And Implants. Call us at Mount Vernon Periodontics & Implants Phone Number 360-424-5175 or schedule a consultation using our online form.