Zirconia Dental Implants
Zirconia Dental Implants
What Are Zirconia Dental Implants?
Ceramic dental implants are posts that a dental implant specialist screws into a patient’s jawbone that anchor the final crown and serve as an excellent replacement for missing teeth. Since the 1960s, titanium has been the go-to to make these artificial teeth. However, in 1987, Zirconia dental implants were introduced into dental implantology as a metal-free, ceramic alternative. Our implant surgeon, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi and his team at Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry have treated over 5000 patients with zirconia dental implants from Silver Springs, Columbia, Rockville, and Burtonsville, MD and throughout the greater Washington DC area including Fairfax and Arlington, VA.
Benefits of Ceramic Implants
There are many benefits of zirconia metal-free dental implants compared to titanium implants. Some of the benefits of ceramic dental implants include:
Metal can cause harm to the body, blood supply, tissues, and cranial structures. Because of this, one advantage to having ceramic implants is that they are metal-free and completely safe. As a result, ceramic dental implants are a premium solution that poses no risk to your health.
The material used to make ceramic implants looks like your natural tooth. So there is little chance that the ceramic implants will have the appearance of artificial teeth, unlike titanium implants that have the potential to show through thin, translucent, or receding gums.
Osseointegration is the incredible process of a dental implant (made of foreign material) fusing with bone. Zirconia is the component used in ceramic implants. Zirconia is a genuinely biocompatible substance that can fully integrate with your jaw while not affecting the health of the nearby tissue.
Ceramic implants are strong, durable, and last a long time. Furthermore, because of the excellent biocompatible material of Zirconia, ceramic implants prove to be very durable and secure under the most extreme pressure.
A prevalent advantage of ceramic dental implants is that ceramic implants are hypoallergenic. Being hypoallergenic provides peace of mind for patients with allergies or mild sensitivity to metals.
Candidates For Ceramic Implants?
Ceramic dental implants are ideal for those who are missing teeth and are sensitive to metals. If the below factors describe you, you may be a good candidate for this revolutionary teeth replacement option:
- Missing one or more teeth
- Good overall health
- Adequate jawbone mass and support
- Healthy gums
- Thin or translucent gums or gum recession
- Sensitivity/allergy to metals
- Looking for a holistic, metal-free approach
- Committed to oral health
Are Ceramic Dental Implants Safe?
Some possible risks posed by ceramic dental implants are essentially the same as metal implants and any surgery which places a foreign material into the body. Some potential risks include infection at the implant point, minimal damage to the surrounding area, sinus problems, and nerve damage. However, the success rate of ceramic dental implants, which means no implant failure, is over 97%. With a sole focus on dental implants in the greater Washington DC area, Dr. Sammy Noumbissi’s experience, expertise, and training ensure the optimal dental implant surgery results.
The Cost of Ceramic Implants
Because of the vast advantages of ceramic dental implants, we highly recommend using metal-free implants when looking into dental implant treatment. Our dental implant team in Silver Spring, MD understands that every patient and situation is unique, so we will decide if you are a candidate for ceramic dental implants. Dr. Noumbissi will provide you with a detailed treatment and recovery plan that fits your oral goals and needs. The cost of ceramic implants relies on each person’s case details. That’s why Miles Of Smiles Implant Dentistry invites you to come in for a consultation where our implant surgeon, Dr. Noumbissi, can give you an accurate estimate of your cost for ceramic dental implants.
Contact Miles Of Smiles Implant Dentistry
Contact our dental implant surgeon at Miles of Smiles Implant Dentistry at (301) 709-3020 for a consultation to see if zirconia dental implants could benefit your smile. With years of experience, Dr. Noumbissi treats many patients with metal free zirconia dental implants from Silver Spring, Burtonsville, Columbia, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Upper Marlboro, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Kensington, and throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.