What Are Ceramic Implants and Should You Get Them?

Ceramic Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The implant is then used to support a crown, bridge, or denture.

Ceramic materials are said to be more biocompatible with the human body than metals, most implants placed are made of titanium (which is a metal), Zirconia implants are made out of a very strong ceramic material. Ceramic implants are also said to be less likely to cause allergic reactions. Finally, they look more like natural teeth than titanium implants do, making them a more aesthetically pleasing option.

In this guide, we’ll show you some ways you can benefit from getting ceramic implants.

How Do Ceramic Implants Work?

Ceramic implants are made of biocompatible zirconia. They are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they act as artificial tooth roots.  This is usually done under local anesthesia and the procedure is virtually painless.  Dr. Lewinger utilizes the latest 3D scanning and printing technology to make 3D printed surgical guides to plan and execute his surgery allowing him to be more precise and gentle when placing the implants.  Post-operative pain is typically minimal and can most often be managed with the same medication used to treat a headache.

After a healing period, called osteointegration, the implant is then used to support a crown, bridge, or denture. The implant will fuse with the jawbone over time, creating a strong and stable foundation for your replacement teeth.

Why Should You Get Dental Implants?

1) They Are Safe to Use

Ceramic implants are a goof choice for people who are looking for a metal-free option. They are made of ceramic material, which is safe to use. This means that it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction or any other negative reaction in the body.

2) They Last a Long Time

Ceramic implants are also known for their durability. Ceramic dental implants are a great option for people who are looking for a durable and long-lasting solution for their missing teeth. The ceramic material is biocompatible, meaning it is safe to use in the mouth,  and it can withstand the extreme pressure of chewing.

They can last for many years without needing to be replaced. This makes them a good option for people who are looking for a long-term solution.

3) They Are Allergy-Free

Ceramic implants are also a good option for people who are looking for an allergy-free solution. The ceramic material is non-toxic and does not cause any allergic reactions. This makes them a good option for people who are looking for an implant that is safe to use.

4) They Are Aesthetically Pleasing

The ceramic material is white and can be a good options for people who show a lot of gum when smiling since they won’t create a gray area in the gum like metal implants often do, especially on people who have thin gums. This makes them a good option for people who are looking for an implant that will look good in their mouth.

5) They Are Biocompatible

A very popular advantage of ceramic implants is the fact that they are hypoallergenic. The metal free factor provides peace of mind for patients with allergies or even mild sensitivity to metals.

Osseointegration is the process of an implant fusing with bone. Zirconia is a biocompatible material that can fully integrate with your jaw, while not affecting the health of the nearby tissue.

Should You Get Ceramic Implants?

There are pros and cons to every dental implant option, and the best way to know if ceramic implants are right for you is to consult with your dentist.

Some factors that will be considered include your health history, the current condition of your jawbone, and your lifestyle.

Conclusion

Ceramic implants offer many benefits over other implant materials. If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with your dentist to see if ceramic implants are the best option for you.

Dr. Tal Lewinger the owner of Marketplace Dentistry can help you get fitted for ceramic implants so you can get the best possible dental care. He is a cosmetic dentist in Vaughan that you can trust. Consult with us today!