What are Ceramic Dental Implants?
Ceramic dental implants are an alternative to our widely used titanium dental implants. Ceramic implants are made of highly durable zirconia. Zirconia is a strong material that can withstand biting forces. It is also aesthetically pleasing, as it is tooth coloured.
In areas such as the front of the mouth, ceramic dental implants can be beneficial. This is especially true if there is a small margin around the actual prosthetic teeth. A metal (titanium) implant sometimes poses aesthetic concerns. If the implant is visible when you smile, this could cause a grey shadow around the tooth. Using ceramic implants can solve this problem. A ceramic dental crown or bridge will have a thin margin between the prosthesis and the gumlines. If a ceramic dental implant were to show, the color of the implant would look more natural. In certain circumstances, this may allow the titanium implant to be seen. While this is not a problem in the back teeth, it will be if it affects the appearance of front teeth.
You might be asking yourself “is ceramic safe to use for my smile?” Absolutely. Dentists have used ceramic for restorative, prosthetic and aesthetic purposes for years. Ceramic is often used to make custom crowns, dental bridges and even some types of implant dentures. Using ceramic as an implant is just a further extension of the material’s capabilities.
Design and Uses
At Chrysalis Dental Centres, we can offer white ceramic dental implants to our patients. The actual ceramic implant is white…similar to the replacement crown or bridge. This can improveÂ the overall aesthetic approach to your smile rehabilitation. It may take our cosmetic dental implants a step further in your smile makeover treatments.
Unlike titanium implants, ceramic dental implants have a built-in abutment. This fused abutment is the implant extension that supports the fixed prosthesis. The one-piece body design eliminates extra steps needed during the implant treatment. It also discourages extra bacterial growth.
The ceramic body is allergen-free and biocompatible with the body. Just like titanium implants. Ceramic is also corrosion resistant. With a rigid root design, ceramic implants are also well supported by your tissues.
Your ceramic dental implants can support any fixed crowns and bridges. Once the custom prosthesis is bonded to the implant, the final appearance looks more lifelike. You will not have to worry about dark grey lines along the gums. Even if you suffer from gum recession later on, only a white implant root will be seen. This feature assists the implant in blending with your smile. All you will see is a fully white tooth that closely resembles the appearance of your other teeth.
Are you avoiding dental implants because of the metal that is used? Do you worry that a titanium implant will interfere with your appearance? Are you extremely sensitive to metals? Ceramic dental implants may be an excellent option for your smile. Call Chrysalis Dental Centres today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. Find out how ceramic dental implants could change your implant experience.
Call 1 888 733-6983 for a no-hassle, no obligation consultation to determine if you are a candidate for one of our dental implant solutions.