Dental implants have been used for restoring function & esthetics of a missing tooth, all the way back since 1960s. Material wise there are 2 types of dental implants:
1 – Metallic-Titanium implants
2 – Ceramic- Zirconium implants
With patients becoming more aware and involved about the treatment options, the materials used and their impact on their overall health, Zirconia implants are a metal-free alternative to Titanium implants with equally efficient aesthetics, function, and durability.
We at ‘insert practice name’ use CeraRoot and Z-systems both of which are pioneers in zirconium implants.
Osseointegration is the fusion between the jawbone and the implant interface. It is vital for a successful implant. Research shows similar bone adherence quality in Zirconia as Titanium without showing any inflammation or foreign body reaction.
Strength & Durability
Zirconia implant possesses the ability to withstand high masticatory loads which is integral for the success and function of an Implant.
Although Titanium implants are quite biocompatible, a small percentage might still develop an allergic or autoimmune reaction. Zirconia is a viable option for patients with metal allergies.
Zirconium implants have superior aesthetics to metal implants . Because of their white color, in a thin biotype of gums, it will reflect from the gumline and will be aesthetically pleasing
Zirconium implants are bioinert and because of being metal-free, they don’t give a metallic taste or a slight galvanic current that sometimes patients with metal implants complain about.
Because Zirconium implants are metal-free, there is no chance of a corrosion
The margin of Zirconia implants is at gum levels, making it easier to keep clean.
Design-Zirconium implants comprise an efficient one-piece design, preventing it from shifting and reducing any chances of bacterial buildup and infection.
Single-visit surgery-CeraRoot implants are immediately placed after tooth extractions, which minimizes implantation time and maximizes comfort. It is a minimally invasive, one-stage surgery with less pain and a shorter healing time.
For patients seeking Holisticdentistry in Costa Rica, Zirconium implants are an excellent treatment option for replacing missing teeth.
The procedure starts with a local anesthesia. A space is made in the jawbone using special drills, and the implant is placed by Dr. Vargas. The procedure takes about 40 minutes to an hour. A temporary crown is placed over the implant while it heals. It takes around 6-12 weeks to achieve an ideal osseointegration. The temporary crown is then replaced with a permanent one.