Why use Zirconia or Ceramic Dental Implants?
Zirconia Dental Implants are made from zirconia which is a biocompatible, ceramic material that completely integrates into jaw bone. Zirconia, Metal-Free Dental Implants are placed by Implant Dentists in many Holistic Dental Offices and now are being used in many conventional dental offices as the Dental Implant material of choice.
Zirconia Dental Implants are hypoallergenic. Some cases of Titanium Implant sensitivity show up years after surgery when itchiness and inflammation develop around implant sites. It’s a perfect setup for bone loss and the potential failure of an implant. Sometimes Titanium implants fail with for no apparent reason. While implant failures in general happen rarely, the question, when they do fail, is, “why..?” Perhaps a biocompatibility issue or a delayed hypersensitivity reaction or allergic reaction?
Today, there’s a growing number of people who have allergies, skin sensitivities and compromised immune systems; therefore implantation of metal devices such as Titanium Dental Implants should be seriously considered, especially since the removal of a Titanium Implant from jaw bone is not a simple procedure.
3. Cosmetic Dentistry Reasons:
The inherent problem that frequently arises with Titanium Dental 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 the 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. It’s a perfect base color that closely mimics what nature created in the first place.
A metal aura is visible around the gum line of the two upper front teeth with metal/ceramic crowns. In addition to aesthetic issues, the teeth were deemed endodontic failures. The surgical treatment plan included two tooth extractions and the immediate Dental Implant placement of Zirconia Dental Implants. After healing, all-ceramic crowns were placed onto the Dental Implants, and the final result is a beautiful, natural, Metal-Free Smile.
4. Corrosion resistant:
Zirconia is 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.
5. Non-conductivity of zirconia:
The fact that zirconia does not conduct an electrical charge is a big benefit. 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 Dental Implants are the perfect choice for tooth replacement. Zirconia implants will also not react with other metals in the mouth or corrode. Zirconia will also not disrupt anything electronic or magnetic such as a nerve. Nerves are in fact electronic.
Zirconia Dental Implants do not interfere with the movement of energy though the body’s meridians. And since Zirconia Implants are bio inert, they’re a perfect tooth replacement solution for patients who adhere to holistic health principles.