Ceramic dental implants offer those with missing teeth a natural-looking way to permanently restore their smiles. Implants act as a permanent, fixed system of support for prosthetic teeth, anchoring the tooth into the gum to provide you with a strong, reliable fit.
Traditional implants consist of two metal components. The first is the implant itself which is placed directly into the jaw to support the second piece, called an abutment. The abutment is the visible portion that sits above the gum line. A fixation screw joins these two pieces together. Chewing and other everyday tasks may cause these two pieces to meet under pressure, creating a warm, moist place between the pieces. This place allows bacteria to grow and thrive which may lead to inflammation, bone loss, and destruction of the support needed to keep your implant healthy and in place.
Ceramic zirconia implants eliminate this problem through the use of a revolutionary one-piece design. The one-piece system allows for easier placement, decreases likelihood of bacterial infection, and helps tissues around the implant to maintain many qualities of natural dentition.
Over the course of many years, dentists have continued to incorporate more ceramic parts into their practice thanks to the material’s strong track record as a durable and aesthetically beneficial option for patients. All ceramic crowns and implant abutments are just some of the common uses found in the dental industry. Bio-compatible zirconia acts as a revolutionary form of ceramic by helping those with allergies and sensitivities use a natural-looking solution which does not risk the same bodily reactions as certain metals.
Other benefits of Ceramic Dental Implants include:
- Color and qualities that strongly resemble natural teeth for a seamless smile. This makes zirconia implants an especially good option for front teeth.
- Durability that (with proper care and maintenance) gives you a lifelong solution to missing teeth
- Better bonding with the jaw bone for greater oral health
- Ceramic zirconia implants have the approval of the FDA, German and other European governing boards
- These zirconia implants are entirely metal-free, providing an alternative for those with metal allergies or who are opposed to metal replacements
- Ceramic implants offer better gum and overall health thanks to their resistance to plaque and the decreased likelihood of inflammation and corrosion
- Ceramic implants eliminate the micro-gap found in traditional implant systems. This means Ceramic implants have the shape and profile of a natural tooth, eliminating the problem of food getting stuck between parts (as may happen with traditional implants)