Zirconia implants are a holistic, metal free, and aesthetic option for replacing missing teeth. It is an excellent option for those with known metal allergies or sensitivities. Zirconia, or zirconium oxide, contains metal atoms but is not a metal- it is actually ceramic! Zirconia has the combined benefit of the biocompatible characteristics of ceramic with the strength of metal. Zirconia has excellent stability and bone integration therefore will not migrate to other parts of the body.
Aesthetically speaking, due to the fact that zirconia is naturally white, there is no risk of dark lines from titanium platforms showing through gingival recession areas from bruxism or peri implants for over 5 to 10 years. Additionally, the non-polar, smooth surface of zirconia makes it more difficult for biofilms to adhere to the material. This reduces the risk of peri-implantitis, which in turn leads to healthier gum tissue surrounding the implant.
Zirconia implants can be modified years later if crown lengthening or other cosmetic procedures are desired or needed. The versatility of Zirconia implants make it a consideration as the best bioesthetic choice! CALL TODAY for your consultation.