What Are Metal-Free Ceramic Implants

Metal-free ceramic implants function the same as normal implants. They are able to replace missing teeth by replicating tooth roots, and are surgically fused into the jawbone. After a healing period, they are then covered with a crown that will be shaped and colored to look like natural teeth. What makes ceramic implants different from normal implants is that they are more biocompatible than traditional titanium.  

Ideal Candidates for Metal-Free Ceramic Implants

If you have allergies, or a skin sensitivity to metal, then metal-free ceramic implants may be a better match for you than traditional implants. They are less likely to corrode than titanium, and can also be more comfortable.

Other than this, ideal candidates for ceramic implants are the same as regular implants:

  • If you are missing one or more teeth
  • If you have unhealthy teeth that require extraction
  • If you have dentures, and would prefer dental implants
  • If you have healthy gums
  • If your jawbone can support dental implants

Benefits of Metal-Free Ceramic Implants

There are many benefits and advantages for metal-free implants. Plaque doesn’t build up on ceramic materials easily, reducing the risk of gum infection and decay. Since ceramic is also biocompatible, it also won’t agitate the immune system. More benefits of ceramic implants include:

  • A Natural Appearance
  • Highly Durable
  • Biocompatible & Hypoallergenic
  • Long Lasting

Aftercare Following Metal-Free Ceramic Implants

Caring for your ceramic implants after they are surgically placed is also much the same as regular implants. We will give you instructions for post-operative care, along with any temporary diet restrictions of eating soft foods, and any pain-relieving medications or antibiotics.