What are the differences between ceramic and titanium dental implants?

Ceramic & Titanium Implants in Sunnyvale CA area

Dental implants are an excellent restorative option for many patients who want a natural-looking tooth replacement that can last many years. There are two types, including titanium implants and ceramic implants. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, Dr. Shivani Gupta and her dental team in Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, California, can demystify the two and educate you on the benefits of ceramic vs. titanium implants to replace missing teeth.

How do ceramic and titanium dental implants differ?

Ceramic and titanium dental implants have their own unique benefits. Ceramic implants are specifically designed to blend in with the natural teeth, while titanium ones are generally stronger and longer lasting.

When it comes to ceramic vs. titanium dental implants, there is no definite answer as to which material is better for patients. Both types of implant materials offer very different advantages and disadvantages depending on one’s individual needs.

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  • Ceramic dental implants. Ceramic dental implants are made of zirconia, an extremely strong ceramic material. Since zirconia is white and not a metal, it makes them more aesthetically pleasing than titanium implants, as they will blend seamlessly with the color of your existing teeth. When titanium dental implants are put into place, gums can appear gray. Main benefit of Ceramic implants is that they are metal free so they are suitable for patients that have an allergy to metals. 
  • Titanium dental implants. Titanium dental implants have a few advantages over ceramic ones, mainly in strength and longevity. Titanium is the strongest material available for dental implants, and it has been proven to last longer than any other type of implant material. Titanium implants are particularly more suitable for multiple teeth cases that require implant supported bridges. However, titanium implants may be less aesthetically appealing as they cannot blend in with the color of your natural teeth

Ready to discuss your needs with our skilled dental team?

Call Peninsula Dental Implant Center at (650) 232-7650 to request an appointment at our facility serving Half Moon Bay and Pacifia, CA. We offer free consultations to new patients and families seeking the most affordable care in the community.

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