What are ceramic dental implants?
Dental implants are posts that are screwed into the jawbone, serving as today’s most popular replacement for missing teeth. Since the 1960s, these artificial teeth have been made of titanium because of its biocompatibility with the jawbone, but as the trend in medical and dental fields has moved away from metals and toward alternative prosthetic materials, Zirconia dental implants have become an excellent metal free option. Ceramic implants, made of Zirconium oxide, osseointegrate with the jawbone much like titanium and have proven to be exceptionally durable and safe.
Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant System
At BioDental Care, we use Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants, a system developed by researchers headquartered in Switzerland, that has proven to be the most biocompatible and aesthetic metal free dental implant system available. While dental implants traditionally consist of 3 parts: the implant (or screw), the abutment (or connector), and the crown (or visible tooth), Straumann® PURE ceramic implants are made of only 2 parts—the implant and abutment as a single piece. This design simplifies the process for the patient, requiring just two appointments rather than three.
What are the benefits of ceramic implants?
Some might argue that the biggest advantage to having ceramic implants is that they are metal free, so unlike titanium implants, they pose no threat to your body, blood supply, tissues, or cranial structures. In a nutshell, ceramic implants are a premium metal free solution in which your health clearly benefits.
Our ceramic implants are made of tooth-colored Zirconium, so there is no risk that they will show, as opposed to metal implants that have the tendency to be seen through thin, translucent gums or gum recession.
Osseointegration is the incredible process of a foreign material permanently integrating with the jawbone. Zirconia—the material used in ceramic implants—has proven to be a truly biocompatible material that can fully fuse with bone, while causing no harm to the nearby tissue.
Ceramic implants are built to last, and because of the excellent biocompatible component of Zirconia, they have proven to be durable under the most extreme force.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of ceramic implants is the fact that they are hypoallergenic. Titanium can cause allergies with symptoms, such as itchiness, rashes, and inflammation, that can show up years down the road, long after implants have been placed. Ceramic implants are ideal for anyone sensitive to metals.