Many patients throughout Maryland and Washington DC wonder if they can still get dental implants even if they have a metal allergy. The answer is simple: anyone with a metal allergy can still get dental implants.
Typical dental implants are made of pure titanium or titanium alloy, which are biocompatible with the bone and encourage bone growth and attachment to the implant. These metals are similar to those used in orthopedic knee and hip replacements.
Some patients are concerned about whether they can get the dental implant they need due to metal allergies or sensitivity With over 5000 successful zirconia dental implant placements, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi at Miles of Smiles Dental will provide you a personalized consultation to discuss the metal-free dental implant option along with the benefits of zirconia dental implants over traditional implants.
How Does a Metal Allergy Affect Dental Implants?
The metal used in dental implants is tested extensively and approved by the FDA as a safe medical-grade material. However, a metal allergy can stand in the way of getting traditional dental implants. Studies show that 13% of people are sensitive to nickel, cobalt, or chromium. These metals have the highest prevalence of metal allergy. Allergy is suspected when there is chronic inflammation and rash around the implant. Although not entirely unheard of, dental materials have a meager chance of side effects.
Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry uses the highest quality, state-of-the-art zirconia dental implants.
Zirconia: An Alternative to Traditional Dental Implants
Dr. Sammy Noumbissi will discuss your treatment plan prior to your implant surgery in order to avoid any adverse reactions to the dental implant surgery. There are many ways to ensure that even patients with metal allergies can undergo safe and effective dental implant surgery.
An excellent option for patients with metal allergies is a zirconia dental implants. Some of the benefits include:
- Inert, with a low risk of an allergic reaction
- No corrosion
- Hygienic – less plaque accumulation
- Aesthetic – white material; no metal casting that can darken the gum; good for anterior restorations
Contact Miles Of Smiles Implant Dentistry
Dr. Sammy considers numerous factors when recommending the right implant for you. Contact our team at Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry at (301) 709-3020 for a personalized zirconia dental implant consultation to discuss a metal-free dental implant option for your smile. With years of experience, Dr. Sammy treats many patients with metal-free zirconia dental implants from Silver Spring, Burtonsville, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Potomac, Germantown, Bethesda, Darnestown, Clarksville, and throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.