The Truth about Zirconia Dental Implants
- Jun 29, 2018 -
As dental implant technologies continue to evolve, patients have the ability to consider new options, such as zirconia dental implants. Zirconia is a relatively new dental implant material and can be used in various implant applications. As opposed to titanium, which is a metal, zirconia is a ceramic material. Both titanium and zirconia can be used to create the actual dental implant. Integration of zirconia dental implants with the bone, while strong, are not quite as strong as those with titanium.
Zirconia in Porcelain Teeth
Zirconia can also be used to form the core of a porcelain tooth. Using zirconia instead of titanium as the core of the tooth sometimes allows for a more aesthetic result. This is because zirconia is a white, opaque material, as opposed to titanium’s metallic grey colour. Zirconia is less likely to cause a shadow through the porcelain.