Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
Our Team at BioDental Care has Answers to your Dental Implant Questions!
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.
Would I benefit from ceramic implants?
If you are missing teeth and looking for an excellent, cutting-edge solution, ceramic implants may be the number one choice for you. You may be a good candidate for this revolutionary teeth replacement option if one or more of the following describe you:
• Missing teeth
• Sufficient jawbone mass and support
• Healthy gums
• Thin or translucent gums or gum recession
• Metal allergy or sensitivity
• Holistic, metal free approach to dentistry
• Committed to oral health
Ceramic Implant FAQS:
Are ceramic implants safe?
The possible risks posed by ceramic dental implants are essentially the same as metal implants and any surgery in which a foreign body is placed in the body: infection at the implant site, injury or damage to surrounding structures, nerve damage, and sinus problems. However, the success rate of ceramic implants, meaning no implant failure, is over 97%, and we have found that the unsurpassed level of our doctor’s expertise and training ensure the most optimal results possible.
Are Zirconium implants better than titanium implants?
At BioDental Care, we believe that non-metal implants are the best option for your missing teeth. We are confident when combined with the latest technology, Zirconium implants can result in less pain, faster healing, and ideal placement. We use advanced dental techniques to ensure precision, safety, comfort, and healing.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
Not at all! During the implant process, you will be adequately anesthetized at all times, so you won’t feel a thing. And after surgery, most of our patients experience very little pain. Our medical team will help you manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications.
How long does it take to get a ceramic dental implant?
The entire process of getting a dental implant can take up to 18 months, depending on the surgical site, your need for bone grafting, and the complexities of your case. At BioDental Care, implant placement typically requires 3-4 appointments total. Our streamlined system designed by Straumann® involves the placement of fewer implant components than tradition metal implants, and therefore, requires fewer appointments, allowing our patients to more quickly get back to their lives with the smile they deserve!
Cost of Ceramic Implants
At BioDental Care, we agree that you can’t afford NOT to use ceramic implants, considering the extensive number of advantages they offer. And yet, we understand that every patient and budget is unique. During your consultation, we can decide with you if you’re a candidate for ceramic implants and provide you with a detailed treatment plan. Our Zirconium dental implant package includes placement of the implant, abutment and crown all for $2200. We would be happy to discuss financing options and insurance benefits with you. Inquire with us today! BioDental Care Phone Number 619-754-8508
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with ceramic implants at BioDental Care? Contact us today!