What are the benefits of metal-free ceramic dental implants?
Palo Alto, California, area patients faced with tooth loss or extraction may worry about what restoration they should choose to replace this tooth. They may consider dental implants but not be able to obtain them due to metal allergies. Fortunately, the team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center is pleased to provide a metal-free, cost-effective option for many of our patients who might not otherwise be candidates for traditional titanium solutions. Dr. Shivani Gupta may recommend metal-free ceramic implants.
What are metal-free ceramic dental implants?
Dr. Shivani Gupta of Peninsula Dental Implant Center describes the ceramic implant as a metal-free alternative to traditional titanium metal dental implants. A metal-free ceramic implant is an artificial tooth root consisting of a biocompatible, white-colored ceramic material instead of titanium. The ceramic implant is designed to provide an esthetic option for patients with allergies or sensitivities to metal but want the same strength and stability as traditional dental implants.
Metal-free ceramic implants are shaped like small screws. They fit into the jawbone in much the same way as titanium dental implants, providing an anchor for a crown, bridgework, dentures, or other prosthetic devices. The ceramic material itself is made from zirconia, which has been used in medical implants for several years due to its strength and biocompatibility.
Why might I consider a zirconia prosthesis?
Metal-free ceramic implants offer numerous advantages that traditional titanium implants cannot provide. One of the primary benefits of zirconia is esthetics, as they blend into the natural color of your teeth and gums better than titanium. They eliminate potential metal allergies, allowing patients who are not good candidates for titanium implants to obtain them. Zirconia implants are just as strong and durable, while their cost remains similar to traditional metal implants.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about metal-free ceramic implants!
The type of dental implant you choose for your smile will vary depending on your unique needs.
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