If you are in need of dental implants, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you are looking for an effective, holistic approach – consider the benefits of zirconia implants. These implants have strength, style, and health benefits that set them apart from titanium implants. Let’s go over a few reasons why zirconia implants could be the best option for you.
When we have a dental procedure done, it is expected that our appearance will improve. This often isn’t the case with metal implants. Those with thin gums and people prone to gum recession often end up with metal showing through their gums, making them appear grey and unhealthy. Also, zirconia is white and can blend naturally with the rest of your teeth, leaving you with more natural-looking smile.
BioCompatibility, Allergies & Sensitivity
When a foreign object is implanted into the body, there is often a chance that your body could reject it or inflame the area around the object. However, zirconia is ceramic and biocompatible, meaning they should seamlessly assimilate into the jawbone. This makes zirconia implants an ideal solution to dental implants.
In addition to biocompatibility, zirconia implants are also hypoallergenic. Metal implants do not have this benefit. Metal implants can cause inflammation and itchiness even years after they are put in place. This could cause bone loss and implant failure. This is especially problematic due to the fact that removing metal implants is not a simple surgery.
Another great benefit of zirconia implants is the fact they can be implanted within a single surgery. This makes the process much more comfortable and less stressful for patients. There may even be options that don’t require incisions or sutures when the implant site is healthy and there is enough bone present.
Strength and Durability
When choosing zirconia implants over metal implants, some people worry about a decrease in strength and durability. In reality, zirconia is more resistant to chemical corrosion than metal and it does not conduct electricity or heat. Metal implants can corrode when wet, making them less than ideal for existing in the mouth. Zirconia, on the other hand, doesn’t trigger chemical reactions or interfere with dental hygiene. On top of this, zirconia implants are extremely durable and inflexible under pressure.
Traditional metal implants come in two pieces, one implanted into the jaw and one that sits above the gumline. These two pieces are held together with a screw. This allows for movement to occur between the pieces and creates an environment for bacteria growth. This bacteria can release toxins, potentially causing inflammation, bone loss, and potential implant failure. Zirconia implants have a one-piece design – allowing it to sidestep both of these issues.
Due to the biocompatible, strong material as well as the shorter surgical process, zirconia implants are often the more comfortable option. This includes both the recovery time after surgery as well as the prevention of painful infections down the line.
Taking a Holistic Approach with Zirconia Implants
If you are in need of dental implants, it’s best to take the holistic approach with zirconia. Holistic Dental Center is inviting everyone to reap the benefits of holistic dentistry and is always offering specials for new patients. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers if they have been to a holistic dentist; if not tell them about the many benefits and the lifestyle.
Come to meet Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky! Whether you are actively looking for a new dentist or it’s been a while since you’ve been in the dentist chair. He has been in private practice at his Millburn, NJ office for over a decade, providing exceptional holistic and biological dentistry and surgical expertise in a friendly, home-like environment. For the very best in holistic dentistry contact us today!