When you lose a tooth in Ajax, replacing it as soon as possible is important. Losing even one tooth can negatively impact your remaining teeth, and dental implants are usually the optimal choice. However, while most dental implants are made from titanium alloy, a highly biocompatible material widely used in medical appliances, there is another option: to have zirconia dental implants in Whitby.
What are Zirconia Dental Implants?
Unlike ordinary implants, zirconia dental implants in Pickering are metal free. Zirconia is a strong material combining the strength of metal with heat-resistant ceramic, and just like titanium, it is extremely biocompatible as it is bioinert. It is naturally white-coloured and can be a great alternative to titanium dental implants.
What are the Benefits of Zirconia Dental Implants?
There are several benefits to choosing ceramic dental implants in Oshawa, including the following.
It would be incredibly rare to have a sensitivity to titanium. Still, quite a few people have metal sensitivities, for example, to nickel and would prefer any dental restorations to be entirely metal-free. Ceramic dental implants are a good option for someone concerned about metal allergies or sensitivities.
Because zirconia is a bioinert material, it will not corrode. On the other hand, metals can corrode in damp conditions, but again, this is unlikely to happen to a properly placed titanium dental implant in Newcastle.
A Strong Material
Although made from ceramic, zirconia dental implants are durable, strong, and can easily withstand extensive pressure, making them a great choice for dental restorations subject to biting and chewing pressures.
Ceramic is a very smooth material, so zirconia dental implants in Bowmanville make it harder for dental plaque to adhere to teeth, helping to maintain good oral hygiene.
Because ceramic dental implants are white-coloured, they can be more aesthetically pleasing. Some people have naturally thinner gum tissue, where there could be a risk of metal showing through the gums. In this case, zirconia dental implants can be a good option, especially when the tooth restored is right in the smile line and where aesthetics is especially important.
Osseointegration is when a dental implant becomes fused in the jawbone, a process that takes place over several months. Like titanium, zirconia dental implants integrate very well with the jawbone, forming a strong anchor to support a replacement tooth.
Which is the Better Option?
Ceramic dental implants can look and feel amazing, and they are a good choice in specific circumstances and allow our patients to choose the right option for their needs. However, titanium dental implants are equally as good. As a dental implant-oriented practice, Durham Dental Solutions aims to provide patients with a wide selection of options and each implant treatment is carefully tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Which to Choose?
When you visit our practice for a dental implant consultation in Courtice, we conduct a thorough dental exam and review your dental and medical history to identify the best solutions to provide an optimal treatment outcome. We can discuss any concerns about metal allergies or sensitivities at this stage. Our experienced dental implant dentist will go through all possible treatments and carefully explain the advantages of each, but ultimately it is your personal choice. The aim is to help you determine which treatment will best suit your requirements and budget and to devise a treatment plan that provides you with a confident, healthy and attractive smile.