Although tooth loss is preventable, many patients still suffer from it as a result of trauma and oral diseases. If you have several missing teeth and are looking for a tooth replacement option that resembles natural teeth, you may want to consider metal-free dental implants.
Dental implants can restore functional deficiencies and improve the aesthetics of your smile with a survival rate of up to 95%. Titanium dental implants have been around for a long time, but with advancements in technology, new material has emerged. Over the years, ceramic dental implants are gaining more traction. Let’s find out why.
A metal-free dental implant, more popularly known as zirconia or zirconium dioxide, is a type of implant derived from zircon. It has two elements, zirconium, and oxygen. Although zirconium is metal, due to oxidation, zirconia is ceramic.
Therefore, zirconia has the amazing strength of metal and is also heat-resistant because it’s ceramic. Furthermore, it’s an excellent material to use in implants because it is bioinert and doesn’t trigger an allergic reaction.
Metal free implants offer numerous benefits. One reason is that it’s hypoallergenic. If you’ve developed allergies to titanium, like inflammation or itchiness, the good news is that you won’t experience any of these with metal free implants because zirconia is hypoallergenic.
Another reason to love metal-free dental implants is they are resistant to corrosion. Unfortunately, several studies show that titanium tends to corrode in moist environments, and since your mouth is wet, it can trigger the implant to corrode faster.
If you are interested in metal-free dental implants, schedule a consultation with us, and we’ll see if you qualify. At Altamonte Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we have the best cosmetic dentists who can restore your smile and oral function. Contact us today if you want to book an appointment.
– Dr. Atila C. Miranda, DDS –(407) 831-4008752 Stirling Center Pl STE 1000,