Ceramic Dental Implants
A Holistic Dentistry Approach to Dental Implants
What are ceramic implants?
Dental implants are made of posts that are screwed into the jawbone, anchoring the final crown restoration and serving as excellent replacements for missing teeth. Since the 1960s, these artificial teeth have been made of titanium. In 1987, Zirconia dental implants were introduced into dental implantology as a metal free, ceramic alternative.
Benefits of Ceramic Implants
Metal has the potential of causing harm to the body, blood supply, tissues, or cranial structures, so one advantage to having ceramic implants is that they are metal free and completely safe. Put simply, ceramic implants are a premium solution that pose no risk to your health.
Our ceramic implants are made of tooth-colored material, so there is no chance that they will look like artificial teeth, unlike metal implants that have the potential to show through thin, translucent gums or gum recession.
Osseointegration is the amazing process of an implant (made of foreign material) fusing with bone. Zirconia—the component used in ceramic implants—has proven to be a truly biocompatible substance that can fully integrate with your jaw, while not affecting the health of the nearby tissue.
Ceramic implants are built to last, and because of the excellent biocompatible material of Zirconia, they prove durable and secure under the most extreme masticatory pressure.
A very popular advantage of ceramic implants is the fact that they are hypoallergenic. The metal free factor provides peace of mind for patients with allergies or even mild sensitivity to metals.
Would I benefit from ceramic implants?
Ceramic implants are ideal for those who are missing teeth and have metal sensitivity. If one or more of the following factors describe you, you may be a good candidate for this revolutionary, teeth replacement option:
- Missing one or more teeth
- Good overall health
- Adequate jawbone mass and support
- Healthy gums
- Thin or translucent gums or gum recession
- Sensitivity/allergy to metals
- Looking for a holistic, metal free approach
- Committed to oral health
Metal-Free Implant Options
Are ceramic dental implants safe?
The possible risks posed by ceramic dental implants are essentially the same as metal implants and any surgery in which a foreign body is placed in the body: infection at the implant site, injury or damage to surrounding structures, nerve damage, and sinus problems. However, the success rate of ceramic implants, which means no implant failure, is over 97%, and we have found that the unsurpassed level of our doctor’s expertise and training ensure the most optimal results possible.
The Cost of Ceramic Implants
Because of the extensive number of advantages that ceramic implants offer, we believe that you can’t afford NOT to use metal free implants. However, we understand that every person and situation is unique, so when you come in for a consultation, we will decide if you’re a candidate for ceramic implants and provide you with a detailed treatment plan that fits exactly with your oral needs and goals. The cost of ceramic implants depends on the particulars of each person’s case. That’s why we invite you to come in for an evaluation where we can give you an accurate estimate of what your cost will be.
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile with metal-free implants?
Call our office with questions or to request an appointment. Grand Rapids Office Phone Number 616-361-7327