Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed within the jaw. They eventually fuse with the surrounding tissue to serve as a strong foundation for the artificial teeth that are placed on top of them. Zirconia is a ceramic that is stronger than the porcelain that is commonly used for dental crowns, so it is better able to withstand the pressure and force that dental implants are commonly subjected to.
The following are a few of the benefits of zirconia dental implants:
Lower Risk of Galvanic Toxicity
When various metals in the mouth interact in a way that creates electric currents, galvanic toxicity results. These currents can then have a negative impact on a person’s nervous system and other bodily processes. With titanium implants, this issue is possible, especially if you also have other dental work. Zirconia implants don’t contain any metal, so their risk is much lower.
On titanium implants, bacteria can adhere and inflame the gums. Even worse, bacterial growth in the minuscule space between an implant and its abutment can exacerbate issues. Plaque and bacteria do not adhere to zirconia as freely, and since zirconia implants are made of a single piece, there is no room for bacteria to hide.
Better Aesthetic Appeal
In the ideal situation, the gums and their restorations completely conceal titanium implants. But occasionally, the dark color of titanium implants can be seen through the gums. Since zirconia implants are white, they are more aesthetically pleasing.
When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, discussing your options with your Miami dentist can help you make a well-informed choice.
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