What are Metal-Free Dental Implants – Who Should Have Them?

Dental implants in Ajax are an exciting treatment that can restore missing teeth in a way that looks and feels very natural and comfortable. Widely used for decades, dental implants have been extensively researched and are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can restore single, multiple or entire arches of teeth that are lost to trauma or dental disease. They are strong and durable and are suitable for most people with reasonable dental and general health.

Traditionally, dental implants are made from medical-grade titanium. Titanium is used because it is highly biocompatible and strong, so the implant post can fuse or bond with the jawbone around it. However, some people prefer to have restorations that are entirely metal-free or have metal sensitivities that make metal-free dental implants in Whitby a preferable solution.

Metal-Free or Ceramic Dental Implants

Metal-free or ceramic dental implants in Pickering are made from an extremely strong material called zirconia. Zirconia is white or tooth coloured and is biocompatible, so just like titanium, the implant post will integrate well with the jawbone.

Who Should Consider Zirconia or Ceramic Dental Implants?

If you are concerned you may have metal sensitivities or know for sure you are allergic to some metals, it may be preferable to choose ceramic dental implants in Oshawa. Sometimes ceramic dental implants are preferable aesthetically because the ceramic post is tooth-coloured.

For example, some people have naturally thinner gum tissue, so if they have a metal dental implant, there is the chance the metal could shine through the gum and especially near the margin between the implant and the implant crown. With zirconia dental implants, any colour that shines through will look like your natural tooth, and no metal will show. Zirconia dental implants in Clarington could be an excellent choice where aesthetics is a particular concern.

Durham Dental Solutions in Courtice uses CeraRoot zirconia dental implants. Both the implant post and the implant abutment are made from high-quality zirconia. The implant uses a one-piece design, which helps to ensure the gum and bone tissue around the implant remains clean and hygienic and free from infection, provided you care for your dental implants correctly.

How Can I Tell If I Have an Allergy to Dental Metal?

Perhaps you suspect you have an allergy to metal or are more sensitive towards some metals? If this is the case, you can have a MELISA test. This is a blood test that can measure possible sensitivities towards various metals using just a single sample. A sensitivity towards titanium is rare but not unknown.

Ceramic or Metal-Free Crowns and Bridges

Once you have your metal-free dental implant, it can be fully restored with an all-ceramic crown or bridge. These restorations are made from zirconia and are carefully designed to ensure they look lifelike, and that they function like natural teeth, providing you with excellent aesthetic results.

Caring for Metal-Free Dental Implants

Metal-free and titanium dental implants are easy to care for, and we do provide extensive instructions on how to look after them once you complete your treatment. It’s important to ensure you clean around your dental implants thoroughly and regularly, removing harmful plaque buildup that could otherwise infect the tissues around your implants, including the gum and bone.

Also, it’s essential to make sure you come and see our Newcastle dentist regularly for checkups and professional dental cleanings. This allows us to check the condition of your dental implants regularly and to provide ongoing professional maintenance that should help ensure you enjoy your implants for years to come.

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