Zirconia implants are ceramic dental implants that are a permanent solution to the loss of a tooth or teeth. Zirconia dental implants are durable, long-lasting metal free dental implants that restore your smile with the most natural results. While traditional titanium implants have been a common choice for patients, zirconia implants have grown in popularity due to their comfort, nonmetallic composition, and durability.
Compared to traditional tooth or teeth replacement options like dental bridges or dentures, zirconia nonmetal implants are the more natural, permanent solution to missing teeth. Ceramic implants can be treated just like a natural tooth. Using the most advanced technology available at Central Park Oral Surgery, Dr. Andrei Mark offers his patients the option of a more natural tooth replacement with metal free dental implants.
Zirconia dental implants are an efficient, long-lasting option for dental reconstructive surgery. Metal free dental implants are biocompatible, which means that the dental implants will form a seamless progression of the implant to your gum line, just like a natural tooth. With an ivory coloring, metal free dental implants are the most natural tooth replacement option, as titanium implants, with their metallic composition, can leave a dull gray hue that is visible on your gum line. With zirconia implants, you do not have to worry, as the ivory composition provides for the most natural and pleasing aesthetic.
Dr. Mark uses metal free dental implants from Zirkolith® by zsystems® to provide the most efficient and successful procedure. Zsystems uses the most up-to-date technological advancements when making their dental implants and put quality first. Zirkolith® metal free dental implants are internationally certified for their high quality and simple yet effective composition.
Zirconia implants host a variety of positive features, especially when compared to traditional tooth or teeth replacement methods like dentures or dental bridges. Dentures and dental bridges look and feel less natural. Dentures also require specialized maintenance, creams, pastes, and powders. Since dentures are removable, they have the possibility to shift, loosen, or detach during your day, which can cause embarrassment.
Zirconia implants are the permanent solution to your missing teeth, and these ceramic dental implants require no specialized maintenance or creams. Metal free dental implants can be treated and brushed like your natural teeth. Unlike with dentures, you can enjoy your favorite foods with no embarrassment or fear of loosening with zirconia implants.
Metal free dental implants are biocompatible, which means that these implants will not affect or irritate your immune system. Also, there are no known allergies or incompatibilities with zirconia implants. Metal free dental implants experience significantly less plaque formation than that of other implants. This reduction in plaque buildup reduces the risk of many health issues, like peri-implantitis, cardiovascular disease, and even stroke.
While titanium implants have been the traditional oral surgery solution, metal free dental implants offer many advantages that traditional titanium implants cannot. The ceramic composition of zirconia implants allows for the most natural result with no gray hue along your gum line, as titanium implants can cause. The biocompatible nature of zirconia implants allows for healthy osseointegration. The process of osseointegration is the securing and bonding of your dental implant to your natural gum line and living jaw bone. This provides a secure base that ensures your dental implant is functional, secure, reliable, and durable.
Because of the titanium composition of traditional implants, they have the possibility to corrode over time. This corrosion can lead to implant complications or even implant failure. Also, some patients are allergic to titanium implants. Zirconia implants do not contain titanium, so patients with titanium allergies can still benefit from the restoration of their smiles with zirconia implants.
The majority of dental implant procedures are performed in office with a local anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During your zirconia implant procedure, Dr. Mark will place the base of the dental implant into your gum line where the tooth is missing. A temporary crown will be placed on the implant during your healing time. Between your procedure and follow-up visit with Dr. Mark, your gums and jaw will reach ideal osseointegration with your zirconia implant(s). Once your jaw and gum line have cohesively and securely bonded with your ceramic dental implants, you will return to Dr. Mark’s office to receive your permanent crown.
With his expertise, Dr. Mark is able to place zirconia implants with minimally invasive technology, which will have you returning to your normal daily activities as soon as possible. The procedure itself varies in time depending on the number of implants you need, but a procedure for one implant takes only 15-20 minutes. You may experience 1-2 days of slight soreness after your procedure.
Zirconia implants have an overall healing process of 6-12 weeks to reach osseointegration. Any soreness or discomfort will only last 1-2 days, but to reach proper osseointegration, your ceramic dental implants need time to adequately heal and then bond with your living gum and bone. During this time, we advise you to not eat excessively sticky or hard foods, as these can compromise the process of osseointegration. All procedures and recovery times are unique to the patient and depend on each individual and his or her particular needs.