At the moment that the patient suffers the loss of one or more teeth and the dentist recommends using dental implants to replace them both for their health and for their dental aesthetics, the first question that may arise is whether to use titanium or zirconia dental implants?
In this article we will discuss the differences between these two materials, their advantages, and, finally, to make dental implants more effective, we will discuss the reasons why a dental implant can fail. Let’s get started!
What are Zirconia dental implants?
If you are not familiar with this term, a dental implant is a solution for tooth loss, that is, for the replacement of teeth. Its placement is carried out through surgery.
The Zirconia implant is a type of dental implant that differs from the rest because it is made of a ceramic material: zirconium. They are free of metallic materials. They are known as white, cosmetic, or ceramic implants.
The most widely used dental implant materials are titanium and zirconium.
Ceramic implants were discontinued due to their fragility: their high rates of loss of integration and fracture. However, since then new ceramic materials have appeared. Zirconia implants are arguably the upgraded version of these.
Features and benefits of Zirconia implants
Aesthetics: Zirconium dental implants are characterized by giving the mouth an image very similar to that of natural teeth. Being a type of white ceramic, the results are highly aesthetic. They offer better aesthetic results than classic metal implants.
Resistance: Zirconia is a very resistant material.
Biocompatible: It is not rejected by the body.
Its degree of osseointegration is similar or superior to that of titanium.
It is not an allergenic material.
High resistance to temperature changes.
Durable: It is a very durable type of implant.
Finally, the zirconia implant is the best option for patients allergic to metallic materials.
Differences between Zirconia and Titanium implants
If you’ve ever wondered “What is the best dental implant?” We will try to answer this question, however, a decision of this type depends on the patient’s case.
Titanium is a biocompatible material (it is not rejected by the body), but in addition to that, it is a very resistant material that withstands great pressure.
However, in the aesthetic field it poses certain problems if teeth are replaced in the upper and anterior line of the mouth, since if the surface of the gum is lost, the gray metallic surface may be uncovered or exposed.
Zirconia dental implants are less allergenic than titanium ones.
Causes of failure of Zirconia implants or any type of implant
When the patients doubt whether the implants fall out, the answer should be no. They do not fall, what can happen is that they do not manage to integrate. This can be due to both patient causes and other reasons.
The main reasons for the failure of the zirconia implant or any type of dental implant are the following:
Patient’s health problems: There have been cases in which the patient suffered some type of disease and the implants failed. These can be: diabetes, hypertension, etc.
Patient habits: Dental hygiene is essential for the success of the implant. There are cases in which the reason for the failure of an implant is poor dental hygiene of the patient or frequent consumption of alcohol or tobacco.
Implant quality: Oral health is essential, so we must always choose the best quality implants. An implant is something that will remain with us for a long time and we should not skimp.
Professionalism: It is always advisable to go to centers where we know of the existence of excellent professionals as is the case of our dental practice.
Go to check-ups: Whether you suffer discomfort or not, it is important to go to the check-ups with the dentist to check that everything is on track.
Another question that arises among patients is “When do you realize if the surgery has been successful?”
There is no single answer to this question. There are patients who begin to suffer discomfort after a few days, others after weeks and, finally, others after a few months. For this reason, it is essential to go to the dentist at the time of suffering any ailment.
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