What are Metal-Free Dental Implants?

What are Metal-Free Dental Implants?

Metal-Free Implant Dentistry Summit Dec 7 and 8 2012 Miami FL USA | Miles Of Smiles Implant DentistryDental implants in the Silver Spring are a standard treatment that can restore missing teeth in a way that looks natural and feels comfortable to the patient. Dental implants have been widely used for decades, extensively researched, and are the “gold standard” for replacing and restoring missing teeth. Metal-Free dental implants can correct single, multiple, or entire arches of teeth lost to trauma or dental disease. They are solid and durable and are suitable for most people with good dental and general overall health. Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry has successfully placed over 5000 metal-free dental implants for patients from Baltimore, Washington DC, Takoma Park, Rockville, and throughout Maryland and Virginia. Call (301) 709-3020 to book a free consultation with Dr. Noumbissi to see if metal-free dental implants are right for your smile.

Traditionally, dental implant posts are made from medical-grade titanium. Titanium is used because it is durable and biocompatible, so the implant post can fuse or bond with the jawbone. However, many people prefer to have entirely metal-free restorations for health reasons and because ceramic dental implants are a preferable solution for patients with metal sensitivities.

Metal-Free or Ceramic Dental Implants

Metal-free or ceramic dental implants are made from a strong material called zirconia. Zirconia is white or tooth-colored and is biocompatible, so just like titanium, the implant post will fuse or bond well with the jawbone.

Who Should Consider Ceramic Dental Implants?

Suppose you are concerned about metal sensitivities or know you are allergic to some metals. In that case, it may be preferable to choose ceramic dental implants. In addition, sometimes ceramic dental implants are preferable aesthetically because the ceramic post is tooth-colored.

For example, some patients have naturally thinner gum tissue. If they have a metal implant, there is a chance the metal could show through the gum, especially near the margin between the dental implant and the implant crown. With zirconia dental implants, any color that shines through will look like your natural tooth, and no metal will show. Therefore, Zirconia dental implants could be an excellent choice where aesthetics is a particular concern.

Miles of Smiles in Silver Springs, Maryland, uses zirconia dental implants. The dental implant post and the implant abutment are made from the highest quality zirconia. The implant uses a one-piece design. A one-piece design helps ensure the implant’s gum, and bone tissue remains clean, hygienic, and free from infection. Provided you take care of your ceramic implants correctly. To learn more about the benefits of zirconia dental implants in the Washington DC and Baltimore area, contact Miles Of Smiles Implant Dentistry for a free dental implant consultation.

How Can I Tell If I Have a Metal Allergy?

Do you think you have a metal allergy, or are you more sensitive toward some metals? In that case, you can have a MELISA test. This blood test can measure possible sensitivities towards various metals using a single sample.

Ceramic or Metal-Free Crowns and Bridges

Once you have your metal-free dental implant, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi can fully restore it with an all-ceramic crown or bridge. These restorations are made from zirconia and carefully designed to ensure they look lifelike and function like natural teeth, providing you with excellent aesthetic results.

Caring for Metal-Free Ceramic Implants

Metal-free and titanium dental implants are simple to care for, and we provide extensive instructions on looking after them once you complete your treatment. However, it’s vital that you clean your dental implants thoroughly and regularly. Doing this removes harmful plaque buildup that could otherwise infect the tissues around your implants, including the gum and bone.

Also, it’s essential to make sure you come and see your Silver Spring dentist regularly for checkups and professional dental maintenance. Periodic checkups allow Dr. Noumbissi to assess the condition of your ceramic dental implants and provide professional care that will help ensure you enjoy your implants for years to come.

Contact Miles Of Smiles Implant Dentistry

Contact Dr. Sammy Noumbissi at Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry at (301) 588-0768 for a consultation free metal-free dental implants consult in Silver Spring. With years of experience, Dr. Sammy treats many patients with metal-free zirconia dental implants from Washington DC, Baltimore, Burtonsville, Columbia, Rockville, MD and throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Miles Of Smiles Implant Dentistry

801 Wayne Ave # G200
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 709-3020

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