With today’s advances in dental practices and technology, there are strong options available should you need to replace a tooth. Did you know, however, that you don’t need to opt for the typical gold or titanium tooth? Ceramic or zirconia implants are a superior, natural substitute with many benefits.
Ceramic implants are a biocompatible solution that are naturally white and provide excellent bonding and tolerance with your gums. This is in sharp contrast to titanium which utilizes potentially toxic metals and may cause allergies or stress to the body. Ceramic implants have a naturally white appearance that is virtually indistinguishable from that of a healthy tooth. Through a healthy diet and a regular brushing and flossing routine, these metal-free implants can last for decades. Furthermore, the use of the biocompatible zirconia means the implant can withstand significant pressure, considerably reducing the chances of the implant breaking when biting down or chewing hard foods.
Speaking of zirconia, it will allow the implant to integrate with the bones of the jaw without the use of coatings, resulting in implantation where the natural tissue remains unaffected upon placement. Titanium, on the other hand, has negative side effects. For one, those with thinning or receding gum lines may eventually notice a darkening of the gum as the titanium causes corrosion and metal is potentially released into the gum tissue and the underlying bones. An International Journal of Implant Dentistry study also details its toxicity: https://journalimplantdent.springeropen.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s40729-019-0162-x.
Besides increasing the odds of allergies, titanium implants may also cause a host of other problems like rashes, ongoing gum inflammation in the area where the implant is located, aches in the muscles and joints, mouth sores, wound healing issues, and possible neurological problems.
This update is by Holistic Dental Center New Jersey. We concentrate on delivering balanced dental care that is healthy for both the body, the teeth, and gums. With more two decades of private practice, Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky aims to enhance the quality of life of his patients through holistic dental treatment such as ozone therapy that values and honors the body. The result is a healthy body and a sterling smile. To schedule an appointment at our holistic dentist New Jersey office, please call 973-718-5104.