Have you lost your teeth to gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident? Dr. Tyler Wynne suggests that you address your tooth loss promptly. In addition to affecting your smile’s appearance, missing teeth can lead to various health issues, such as bone loss in the jaw and bite misalignment.
You may have considered dental bridges, dentures, and titanium implants when evaluating your tooth replacement options. But have you thought about zirconia teeth implants? Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry in Clemmons, North Carolina, uses zirconia implants as a biocompatible alternative to titanium implants.
Traditionally, dentists have been using titanium dental implants to replace your missing tooth roots. While many patients tolerate titanium well, its metallic nature can cause side effects for some patients.
Zirconia implants are metal-free restorations made from zirconium. Zirconium is not only biocompatible but also tooth-colored, so there is no chance of metal appearing beneath the gum line. Although research is still undergoing about the longevity of zirconia, they’re strong and durable as titanium implants.
Like traditional implants, the first step before getting zirconia implants is consulting a skilled and experienced dentist like Dr. Wynne. We use advanced technology from start to finish to ensure maximum precision during implant placement. We rely on digital radiographs, CT scans, and an intraoral camera to eliminate guesswork during your treatment.
Once we have your treatment mapped out, our dental team surgically inserts a zirconium implant at a precise location in your jawbone. We perform this surgery after administering local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. However, patients with dental anxiety can talk to Dr. Wynne about sedation dentistry for added comfort.
Traditional dental implants comprise the implant and an abutment, both installed in separate surgical procedures. Most zirconia implants are a single piece, meaning one surgical procedure is adequate.
Your zirconia dental implant needs several months to heal and fuse with the jawbone. After this process, your implant is solid enough to anchor a natural-looking dental crown or denture. We can restore your teeth with a fixed zirconia bridge if you need full-mouth dental implants. This dental restoration is incredibly strong and doesn’t chip, stain, or discolor like acrylic-based restorations.
Zirconia is a biologically healthy alternative to traditional implants — a significant game-changer for patients with metal allergies. And that’s not all. Zirconia dental implants carry all the benefits of traditional implants and additional advantages like:
Ready to restore your smile’s function, appearance, and health with metal-free zirconia dental implants?