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ZIRCONIA METAL-FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS

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WHAT ARE HOLISTIC ZIRCONIA METAL-FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Ceramic implants made out of zirconia are increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons. These implants are known to interact well with the bone and gums, and they are a great holistic option for patients who want an implant that will support their overall health. Many people are choosing metal-free implants over the traditional titanium varieties, and there are several reasons that the trend in dental implants is moving in this direction including: aesthetics, allergies, durability, comfort, resistance, and shorter surgery time. 

AESTHETICS

Titanium implants sometimes result in aesthetic issues. This is especially true for patients who experience gum recession or those who have thin gums. When titanium dental implants are put into place, gums can appear gray. Ceramic or Zirconia is white and not a metal, so it can provide for a more natural look.

DESIGN

The traditional titanium dental implants consist of two metal pieces that are joined together using a fixation screw. When put under extreme pressure, these two pieces can move slightly, and this may result in pockets in which bacteria can colonize. Ceramic or Zirconia dental implants are made from a simple, yet innovative design to eliminate this problem. These ceramic components will not shift after implantation, so infection is less of a concern. 

COMFORT

Many patients who choose metal-free Ceramic or Zirconia dental implants claim that they enjoyed a shorter implant process and greater comfort with their system. The strength of Ceramic or Zirconia also allows for greater function after the surgery, so the odds of having long-term success with these dental implants are quite high.

WHY CHOOSE ZIRCONIA METAL-FREE

DENTAL IMPLANTS?

They are hypoallergenic, biocompatible, and non-corrosive.

  • Titanium is a metal and can lead to allergic reactions or incompatibilities

  • Titanium can conduct electrical energy and heat which can lead to discomfort in some patients

  • Titanium can react to changes in temperature in your mouth

Zirconium implants demonstrates extremely low adhesion of bacterial plaque, the main cause of gum disease, which left untreated can lead to bone loss and the eventual loss of the implant.

  • Because they are one piece, there is no junction where they crown and implant connect that can harbor bacteria which can cause inflammation and bone loss around a metal implant

  • Because they are a one-stage procedure and do not need to be placed as far into the bone, they help speed and improve healing, shortening treatment time

They offer the highest quality aesthetics.

  • In some case, due to thin bone or receding gums, the dark gray intrinsic color of metal implants may show through and be unsightly. Because Zirconium is white, the color of the gum is always pink and identical to your natural teeth. Even when there is very thin amount of gum tissue

DURABILITY

Zirconia dental implants are extremely strong and durable, and their long-term success is one of the most attractive features of the system. These dental implants were designed to withstand great force, and they are known for their superior strength and inflexibility when put under pressure. These are great qualities for a dental implant system to possess.

ALLERGIES

Metal implants can be a big problem for people who have allergies. In some cases, sensitivity may not even show up until years after the implants have been put into place. This can result in bone loss and implant failure. Zirconia dental implants are hypoallergenic, so sensitivity and allergy issues are not a problem.

RESISTANCE

Titanium dental implants are known to corrode when placed into a wet environment like a mouth, and this process is accelerated if other metal is present in the teeth. When fluoride is added, metal corrosion also speeds up and can attack the implant surface. With Zirconia, which is a biocompatible material, these concerns are less of an issue, as the substance is resistant to corrosion, and it also doesn’t trigger chemical reactions or conduct heat and electricity.

DRAWBACKS OF METAL IMPLANTS:

  • Often have permanent, low-grade gum inflammation/infection

  • Due to biomechanics, always have some bone loss with time

  • Can cause bone loss next to healthy teeth

  • Unnatural, dark appearance at gumline

  • Dental restoration/appliance less esthetics   

  • Metal alloys and implant coatings leach from the implant and are absorbed into body                 

  • Non-holistic, some patients report health issues

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METAL-FREE IMPLANTS ARE A GREAT HOLISTIC OPTION FOR PATIENTS WHO WANT IMPLANTS THAT WILL SUPPORT THEIR OVERALL HEALTH

The CleanImplant Foundation strives to evaluate and promote the highest quality in clean and safe dental implants for the benefit of all patients.
 

This support enables our effort to carry out complex research projects and allows us to spread the information significantly better by focusing on the safety of medical devices.

The CleanImplant Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Paul Petrungaro, DDS as fellow member and active supporter of the CleanImplant Project.

 

Dr. Dirk Duddeck, Managing DirectorCleanImplant Foundation CIF GmbH

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CHOOSING A HOLISTIC PATH WITH METAL-FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS 

"I came in because of an abscess in my tooth, and I did not want metal implants in my mouth and I’m grateful they offered a metal free option! I don’t know of any other provider that offers such a product and I’m happy he used a zirconia implant. I highly recommend Start Smiling if you’re looking for a metal free option and to meet such an amazing surgeon and staff!"

- DONNA M.

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