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Why are Zirconia Dental Implants Better for My Health?

Why are Zirconia Dental Implants Better for My Health?

Say Goodbye to Unhealthy Metal Dental Implants.

It has been documented that as far back as 4,000 years ago civilizations attempted to place dental implants to replace missing teeth. In China they carved bamboo pegs which were actually fixed onto the bone in the mouth. About 2,000 years later, the Egyptians attempted a similar practice of carving precious metals and pegging them onto the jaw. The first recorded case of a metal implant was found in an Egyptian king from 1,000 B.C. Archeologists have also found numerous skulls with artificial and transplanted teeth made from materials like elephant ivory or rare gems like jade.

Thankfully advances in technology and materials have improved substantially, and we’ve found it easier to replace missing teeth with a non-metallic alternative to be beneficial. Research has found that metal sensitivities are on the rise and unfortunately many individuals don’t realize they may have a sensitivity until it’s too late. Because of this, scientists began to look for healthier alternatives to dental metal. There are many studies that reveal that “metal in the mouth” could pose serious risks and lead to health issues that are not easily treated as shown in this video of a physician’s testimonial in front of an FDA panel discussing the risks of metal allergies.

Ceramic Dental Implants Deliver More Than Just Aesthetics

Originally, ceramic zirconia dental implants were introduced because of their fabulous aesthetic properties. The non-metallic zirconia is white and much more natural looking, closely mimicking the natural color of your jawbone and teeth. Unlike titanium metal which is noticeably gray on the gumline. However, the latest research shows that the aesthetic quality is not the most important characteristic of this material. Due to their non-corrosive and non-allergic properties, zirconia dental implants may actually be safer and more beneficial to the patient than any other dental material.

Metal-Free Implants Are Safer and More Durable Than Titanium

Another important benefit is that the metal-free zirconia dental implant is resistant to chemical corrosion and will not conduct electricity or heat. It will never trigger chemical reactions, travel to other sites in the body or interfere with the maintenance of optimal oral health.

Unlike the titanium metal implants, the fact that zirconia does not conduct an electrical charge is a big benefit. Growth of bacteria on the surface of a zirconia implant is far less likely to adhere to them due to its non-conductivity, thus creating an oral environment that promotes much healthier gums.

Zirconia Promotes Healthy Regeneration of the Gums

Finally, the success of zirconia implants is one of the most important features of this innovative and body friendly system. Designed to withstand significant forces, zirconia implants mimic the best of nature with a variety of tooth-like contours and inert makeup. Zirconia is well known for its durability and inflexibility under pressure which is an excellent combination for dental restorations and comprehensive long term effectiveness.

Overall, zirconia dental implant patients experience a shorter implantation process, along with a significant increase in comfort and function afterward due to its compatibility with the body and its strength. So do yourself a favor and ask for non-metallic dentistry, your body will thank you!

How Can The Holistic Dental Center of NJ Assist With The Removal Of Mercury Fillings?

At the Holistic Dental Center, we want our patients to live long, healthy lives, free of toxins in their mouths and entire body. Our practice is entirely mercury-free and metal-free. If you are looking to restore your smile with single or multiple Metal Free Zirconia Ceramic Implants, give us a call. We’ll help you select the best solution that’s hypoallergenic and biocompatible.

Ready To Take Control Of Your Health?

If you’re due (or past due) for an oral health assessment, or if you have questions about your oral health or integrative holistic dentistry, Holistic Dental Center New Jersey can help. Give us a call at (973) 718-5104 or contact us online for more information.