If you’re considering getting ceramic zirconia implants, you may be wondering how well they will work for you. There is considerable evidence showing that they are a very successful option for many patients. Ceramic zirconia implants are long-lasting, attractive, biocompatible and comfortable.
Let’s look at durability first. Because they are ceramic, zirconia implants can stand up to a lot of wear and tear. They can last you up to 20 years, surpassing titanium implants, the other major alternative. Patients can stretch out how long they last by wearing a night guard to protect them from any tooth-grinding.
For patients who want to look great, ceramic dental implants are often a very successful option, too. They are made from tooth-colored zirconium, which has the look and appearance of natural teeth. And they don’t show through the gum line. Research has found that ceramic zirconia implants have favorable esthetic results compared to titanium implants.
Ceramic zirconia implants are also successful for many patients looking for biocompatible materials, as research illustrates. This is why these metal-free implants have been a popular choice for biologic dentists in Canada and Europe for years. Because they are not metal and are nonconducting, they promote a healthier oral environment. It is best for dentists to avoid mixing metals in the mouth, because that can create an electromagnetic field. That electromagnetic field can pull metal molecules out of fillings and implants and distribute them into your body.
Seeking comfort? Ceramic zirconia implants also perform very well on this front. They have a high degree of osseointegration with the bone, according to recent research, and no signs of rejection by the body. And they are tissue-friendly and comfortable for people who are sensitive to metals and other materials used in dental implants.
We believe every patient is unique. If you are considering ceramic dental implants and wondering how successful, please let us know. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about whether ceramic zirconia options could be a successful option for you at your next appointment.