It is estimated that roughly 70% of adults will lose at least one permanent tooth to decay by the age of 44. This number increases as you age. While tooth loss is not inevitable, it is clearly common. Fortunately, ceramic implants can restore the look and functionality of your teeth.
Learn more about how Marketplace Dentistry can restore your smile with ceramic implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a prosthesis that is surgically implanted into your jaw and acts as a replacement for a tooth’s root. It functions as an anchor to support another orthodontic device such as a crown, bridge or denture.
Dental implants are used when a tooth is missing in its entirety. Whether the tooth is lost due to decay, injury, or disease does not affect this process.
Why Get Dental Implants?
Dental implants are typically considered a cosmetic procedure because they directly impact the look of your smile.
However, they have serious benefits to your oral health and can prevent further signs of decay.
Here are the top reasons to replace your missing teeth with ceramic implants.
When you have a missing tooth, your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space. This can cause your other teeth to loosen and also affect the health of your gums. Without replacement, you have an increased risk of additional tooth loss.
Unlike other dental solutions, implants act just as your natural teeth do. You will not need any special tools or procedures to care for them and they will not affect your ability to chew or speak.
Dental implants are entirely natural looking and feeling. They are among the best ways to restore your smile when you have a single tooth missing.
Dental implants will last a lifetime when cared for properly. However, it is important to note that the crown or bridge attached to the implant may need to be replaced at some point.
Dental Implants Vs. a Dental Bridge
When you have a missing tooth, there are several solutions you can explore. Along with an implant, you may also consider a bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth which is held in place by teeth on either side. Unlike an implant, the bridge is not anchored into your jaw, it is only attached to the teeth on either side of it.
Why Choose an Implant Over a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges have a multitude of benefits including that they are cheaper and are more likely to be covered by insurance. However, they are not nearly as long lasting as an implant which can last a lifetime when cared for properly.
Additionally, dental implants are better for your overall oral health since they function just as your natural teeth do. They can be easily flossed around and do not leave a space underneath the way a bridge does.
Metal Implants Vs. Ceramic Dental Implants
Are ceramic implants the ceramic teacup of dental implants? Not quite. Ceramic implants offer a unique alternative to traditional metal-based implants, with a range of potential benefits that are worth considering. Ceramic implants are made from a very strong white ceramic called Zirconia. Zirconia is Biologically inert so it does not cause any reaction from the body allowing bone grow right against its surface and gums to adhere well to it. Zirconia has antibacterial properties and combines with superior adhesion of the gums they produce a healthier implant supported crown with less inflammation. It also has cosmetic benefits because of its white colour zirconia does not create a gray hue in thin gums like Titenium implants sometimes can. Ceramic implants offer greater aesthetic appeal without compromising strength or durability. So if you’re looking for an alternative from metal-based implants, ceramic implants might just be a perfect choice. Plus, they won’t set off metal detectors! Win, win.
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