Ceramic Dental Implants in South Loop, Orland Park,
Midway, and Oak Lawn
Metal-Free Implant Options -A Holistic Dentistry Approach to Dental Implants
What are ceramic implants?
Dental implants are posts that are screwed into the jawbone, serving as excellent replacements for missing teeth. Since the 1960s, these artificial teeth have been made of titanium. In 1987, Zirconia dental implants were introduced into dental implantology as a metal-free, ceramic alternative.
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What are the benefits of ceramic implants?
Some might argue that the biggest advantage to having ceramic implants is that they are metal free, so, unlike titanium implants, they pose no threat to your body, blood supply, tissues, or cranial structures. In a nutshell, ceramic implants are a premium metal free solution in which your health clearly benefits.
Our ceramic implants are made of tooth-colored material, so there is no risk that they will show, as opposed to metal implants that have the tendency to be seen through thin, translucent gums or gum recession.
Osseointegration is the incredible process of a foreign material fusing with the jawbone. Zirconia—the material used in ceramic implants—has proven to be a truly biocompatible material that can fully integrate with bone, while not affecting the health of the nearby tissue.
Ceramic implants are built to last, and because of the excellent biocompatible component of Zirconia, they prove durable under the most extreme masticatory pressure.
Perhaps the most popular perk of ceramic implants is the fact that they are hypoallergenic. The metal free component provides peace of mind for patients with allergies or even mild sensitivity to metals.
Would I benefit from ceramic implants?
Those who are missing teeth and have sensitivity to metals, ceramic implants are often ideal. If one or more of the following describe you, you may be a good candidate for this innovative teeth-replacement option:
- Missing one or more teeth
- Good overall health
- Adequate jawbone mass and support
- Healthy gums
- Thin or translucent gums or gum recession
- Sensitivity/allergic to metals
- Desire a holistic, metal free approach
- Commitment to oral health
Are ceramic dental implants safe?
The possible risks posed by ceramic dental implants are essentially the same as metal implants and any surgery in which a foreign body is placed in the body: infection at the implant site, injury or damage to surrounding structures, nerve damage, and sinus problems. However, the success rate of ceramic implants, meaning no implant failure, is over 97%, and we have found that the unsurpassed level of our doctor’s expertise and training ensure the most optimal results possible.
How much do ceramic implants cost?
Because of the extensive number of advantages of ceramic implants, some might say that you can’t afford NOT to use metal free implants. However, we understand that every person and situation is unique, and during your consultation we can decide if you’re a candidate for ceramic implants and provide you with a detailed treatment plan during that time.
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