Ceramic Implants or Dental implants which are constructed from a range of materials such as titanium, stainless steel, titanium alloy and zirconium oxide ceramics? Titanium dental implants are the most common and widely used form of dental implants. However, there is already a wide acknowledgement of ceramics in replacement of metals, specifically titanium, in the artificial teeth industry.
Dental ceramic implants are bio-compatible in that they are fully tissue friendly; there are no allergic reactions, no sensitivity to temperature and no impact on taste. The zirconium oxide ceramic shows no interactions with other dental materials and is electrically neutral.
Ceramic dental root implants could be a preferred choice to those patients who dislike the notion of having metal in their mouths or are prone to titanium allergies.
Aesthetics – Titanium implants sometimes result in aesthetic issues. This is especially true for patients who experience gum recession or those who have thin gums. When titanium dental implants are put into place, the gums can appear grey. Ceramic is white and not a metal, so it can provide for a more natural look.
Simple Design – A one-piece implant eliminates the connective point between the abutment and the fixture, ideally reducing bacterial growth and improving overall oral health. All ceramic implants will not shift after implantation, so infection is less of a concern.
Allergies – Metal implants can be a big problem for people who have allergies, sensitivity may not even show up until years after the implants have been put into place. This can result in bone loss and implant failure. All Ceramic dental implants are hypoallergenic, so sensitivity and allergy issues are not a problem.
Durability – All ceramic dental implants are extremely strong and durable, designed to withstand great force and they are known for their superior strength and inflexibility when put under pressure.
Comfort – Many patients who choose metal-free ceramic dental implants claim that they enjoyed a shorter implant process and greater comfort.
Resistance – Titanium dental implants are known to corrode when placed into a wet environment like a mouth, and this process is accelerated if other metal is present in the teeth. When fluoride is added, metal corrosion also speeds up and can attack the implant surface. With ceramic a bio-compatible material, these concerns are less of an issue, as the substance is resistant to corrosion, and it also doesn’t trigger chemical reactions or conduct electricity.
Less invasive surgery, faster surgery for more patient comfort and shorter recovery time.
Smilecare Plymouth are now providing all ceramic implants to patients please get in touch to discuss dental implants or to get a quotation.