Patients in the San Francisco bay area that are allergic to metal or prefer not to have metal implants, Dr. Gupta from Peninsula Dental Implant Center provides metal-free ceramic implants that are made of Zirconia. To fill the space of a missing tooth (or teeth), Dr. Gupta often recommends using a dental implant, which can be used to attach a replacement tooth prosthetic such as a denture, bridge, or crown. Dr. Gupta utilizes NobelPearl ceramic implants, which are 100 percent metal and cement-free. This implant is a two-piece implant, available in several lengths, allowing a perfect placement.
How do Implants work?
The NobelPearl ceramic implant is a two-piece implant. The first piece, called a post, is implanted into the jaw and functions like the missing tooth’s root. This post will be carefully placed into the space between teeth to ensure it is aligned just right for a perfect fit. The implant is inserted directly into the jawbone, beneath the gum line, which allows osseointegration to occur. This process involves the fusion of the jawbone to the implant, providing an incredibly strong anchor that will not move or shift once completed. The second component of the implant, the abutment, will then be attached to the post. It is onto the abutment where your replacement tooth prosthesis (crown, denture, or bridge) will be placed. Implant, abutment and crown are all made of zirconia and do not use any metal.
Why do we use NobelPearl Ceramic Implants?
Although titanium dental implants are incredibly popular among the dental community, ceramic implants have been proven to be just as strong, long-lasting and serve as an amazing alternative. Additionally, ceramic implants are biocompatible, contain no metals, and match the shade of your teeth. This ensures that there is no gray metal showing through the gum line.
NobelPearl’s strength is proven and offers greater restorative flexibility compared to single-piece or cemented ceramic implants. NobelPearl’s two-piece, reversible, and cement-free design allows for great flexibility when it comes to the actual restoration being used.
Are there any drawbacks with Ceramic Implants?
There are so many reasons why patients love ceramic dental implants, but that does not mean they are perfect. While we certainly love it when our patients choose this dental implant solution, we also believe in transparency about potential drawbacks. While ceramic implants are very durable, if you are too rough on them (such as when brushing or if you chew on hard foods), they can begin to deteriorate or form tiny cracks. But if you are careful and treat your implant with care, it is a tooth replacement solution that should last you well into the future.
If you believe ceramic dental implants may be a good solution for you, please call our San Carlos, California office today at (650) 232-7650.