Traditional Metal Implants and
Zirconia Dental Implants
When it comes to conventional dental implants, titanium posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone at bone level. In cases where the implant is located at the back of the mouth, a temporary healing cap is placed until the healing process is complete and the final crown can be attached. However, if the implant is situated in a visible area like the anterior, a temporary tooth is attached to maintain your aesthetic appearance until the final crown is ready. Depending on whether the implant was placed in the upper or lower jaw, the gum typically takes between three to six months to heal completely and the implant to integrate into the jawbone, a process called osseointegration. Once the gum has completely healed and the implant has fused to the bone, the permanent crown is produced and attached to the dental implant.
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Zirconia Implants are Biocompatible and Aesthetically Pleasing
Zirconia implants, on the other hand, are a relatively new type of dental implant that are made from zirconium oxide, a ceramic material that is both biocompatible and aesthetically pleasing. Zirconia implants offer a more natural-looking alternative to traditional metal implants and are especially suited for patients who have metal allergies or are concerned about the aesthetic appearance of their dental work. Additionally, zirconia implants have been shown to have a lower risk of inflammation and bone loss compared to metal implants, making them a safer and more effective option for long-term dental health.
While traditional metal implants remain a tried-and-true option for dental implant surgery, zirconia implants offer a promising alternative that is safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing. As with any medical procedure, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of both options with your dentist in order to make an informed decision about which type of implant is right for you.