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THE ZIRCONIA DENTAL IMPLANTS

- May 16, 2018 -

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The past few decades have brought dentistry a wealth of innovation. One example is dental implants. This tooth replacement treatment is viewed by many dentists and patients alike as the premier option for total restoration.

THE IMPLANT DIFFERENCE

Implants are considered superior to conventional tooth replacement with removable dentures, and even fixed bridges, due to their design. An implant is a tiny cylindrical post that is surgically positioned in healthy jawbone. As such, the implant itself is more a root replacement than a tooth replacement.

ZIRCONIA AS AN IDEAL IMPLANT MATERIAL

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Many periodontists use titanium implants. Zirconia implants have been used extensively in Europe for more than twenty years, and they are now catching on in the States. These ceramic implants are ideal for dental practice, as they contain no metal, while still supplying the long-lasting function and beauty intended with this treatment. Compared to titanium metal implants, our zirconia implants also ensure a better aesthetic appearance, especially on front teeth. Where titanium may leave a dark line at the gums, zirconia’s white hue creates the ideal foundation for a natural appearance.

Smile restoration takes only a few visits, and most patients can leave with a temporary tooth on the same visit.