All-Ceramic Dental Implants
Dr. Edgar Montano is a Certified CeraRoot dental implant dentist at Bio Implant Center. If you would like more information on all-ceramic dental implants or find out if you’re a candidate for a CeraRoot dental implant, please contact us. We’re here to help.
What are all-ceramic dental implants?
All-ceramic dental implants are a metal-free alternative to titanium, made from ceramic materials.
Why all-ceramic dental implants?
All-ceramic dental implants are biocompatible, zirconia tooth root replacements that act as functional foundations for crowns and bridges.
Unlike the traditional titanium implants, with all-ceramic implants you have a tooth-colored and metal-free alternative which acts and looks like a natural and healthy tooth.
All-ceramic implants are made of high-strength ceramic and designed to achieve the highest functional and aesthetic demands, as well as the reliability that enables for an excellent outcome.
Since the ceramic implant has the color of a natural tooth you don’t get the appearance of titanium implants showing through, specially in cases with thin or recessed gingiva.
Benefits of metal-free, zirconia dental implants
Zirconia dental implants are made of high-strength ceramic and designed to achieve highest functional and aesthetic demands, as well as the reliability that enables for an excellent outcome.
Biocompatibility and optimal Osseointegration
Zirconia implants are made from Zirconia – a biocompatible ceramic material that fosters complete assimilation into the jawbone.
Zirconia implants are hypoallergenic. This is not the case with metal implants. Many cases of titanium implant sensitivity show up years after surgery when itchiness and inflammation develop around implant sites, potentially resulting in bone loss and possible failure of an implant. Today, there’s a growing number of people who have allergies, skin sensitivities and compromised immune systems; therefore implantation of metal devices should be seriously considered beforehand, especially since the removal of a titanium implant from a jaw bone is not a simple procedure.
One-stage surgery and overall comfort. Zirconia implants are designed for immediate placement after tooth extractions. This one-stage surgical approach minimizes implantation time and maximizes comfort. Moreover, a less invasive surgery (one without incisions or suturing) may be possible when there’s no infection and sufficient bone is present at the implant site. Overall Zirconia implant patients experience a shorter implant process along with the potential for a significant increase in comfort and function afterward due to biocompatibility and the strength of zirconia.
Zirconia implants are more natural looking than Titanium Implants. A problem that often occurs with titanium implants is an aesthetic one. Patients with thin, translucent gums or those who are prone to gum recession (as are many aging people) may end up with gray gums or titanium showing around the margin of the crown. Since zirconia is non-metallic and white, it is much more natural looking than titanium.
Zirconia is a biocompatible material that is resistant to chemical corrosion. Nor will it conduct electricity or heat. As a bioinert material, it will never trigger chemical reactions, migrate to other sites in the body or interfere with the maintenance of optimal oral health. This is not the case with Titanium. It’s been scientifically proven that a titanium implant will corrode in the wet environment of a mouth, especially if there is more than one metal in the vicinity (such as amalgam fillings, alloy metal crowns, bridges or gold onlays / inlays) to trigger reactions. Metal corrosion is even more active in the presence of fluoride that is free flowing in some water supplies, toothpastes and mouthwashes. It literally attacks the surface of the titanium implants. Many scientific articles have cited that titanium will not only migrate from the implant site into surrounding tissues but even into nearby lymph nodes.
They do not conduct an electrical charge. This is beneficial because bacterial growth on the surface of a zirconia implant is far less likely to adhere due to its non-conductivity, thus creating an oral environment that promotes much healthier gums.
Zirconia implants are holistic. These implants do not interfere with the movement of energy though the body’s meridians. And since zirconia implants are bioinert, they’re a perfect tooth replacement solution for patients who adhere to holistic health principles.
One-piece design that can withstand tremendous masticatory forces. Traditional titanium implant systems consist of two metal components (the implant that’s lodged into the jaw and the abutment that sits above the gumline) joined together with a fixation screw. Zirconia implants are available in a one-piece design made from biocompatible zirconia. Zirconia implants mimic the best of nature with a variety of tooth-like contours and bioinert composition. Zirconia is well known for its durability and inflexibility under pressure.
All-ceramic dental crown on an all-ceramic dental implant
If you have only one missing tooth, a dental crown on a dental implant is probably your best choice.
Like the natural root, a dental implant provides the foundation for a dental crown, in this case a new all-ceramic dental crown. An all-ceramic dental crown on an all-ceramic dental implant looks and functions very much like the missing tooth did. CeraRoot implant system is the first implant system ever to provide with metal-free implant and restorative solutions. Ask us if you’re a candidate for a CeraRoot dental implant and all-ceramic dental crown.
All-ceramic dental bridge on all-ceramic dental implants
There are many different kinds of dental bridges available. However, an all-ceramic dental bridge on dental implants is one of the best solutions for beautiful esthetics and optimal function.
A dental bridge on dental implants can prevent:
Like a natural root, a dental implant provides the support for a dental bridge, in this case a new all-ceramic dental bridge. An all-ceramic dental bridge on all-ceramic dental implants looks and functions very much like the missing teeth did.
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