Why Zirconia Dental Implants Are Gaining Popularity

Dental implants have historically been made from Titanium, a metal material that is known to be durable and long-lasting. With advancements in dental technology, patients now have a non-metal option for dental implants. Specifically, Zirconia has gained more popularity in recent years. We breakdown our top reasons why Zirconia may be a better option for you.

 

No Metal Allergies

Zirconia offers a healthier alternative for patients who are allergic to metals. Potential side effects for patients with a metal allergy include metal taste, sensational charge when near other metals and chronic insomnia.

 

Shorter Recovery Time

Titanium dental implants are made using two metal pieces while the Zirconia option is made with a single piece design which can be inserted immediately after a tooth extraction, reducing the overall surgical time. Patients also experience a shorter recovery time and less pain after surgery.

 

Resistance to Corrosion and Infection

With a single piece design, Zirconia dental implants are less prone to infection compared to its two-piece Titanium counterpart that can shift and leave open pockets for bacteria to build.

 

Aesthetically More Natural

For patients with thin gums, Titanium dental implants can make the gums appear gray in color. Zirconia on the other hand, is white and appears more natural.

 

While Zirconia dental implants is an effective alternative to Titanium, it is also more expensive. At Le Chabot Dental, we offer both options personalized to each patient’s individual needs at more affordable rates. Contact us today to learn more about what option works best for you.

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