Zirconia Dental Implants
Like a diamond, zirconia has a lasting quality which makes it ideal for dental implants. Restoring gaps in your teeth or replacing a broken one is ideally better because it has a metal-free component and lessens the absorption of harmful chemicals in the bloodstream. Although there are only a few numbers of reported cases which triggered hypersensitivity and allergic reactions from titanium dental implants, the cases where it has accounted for such physical discomfort should never be underestimated. This is the reason why Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery at Simi Valley recommends that you use zirconia implants, as they are safer and non-allergenic.
What Makes Zirconia Implants the Better Choice Compared to Titanium Implants?
Aside from being hypoallergenic and biocompatible, zirconia dental implants are much more lasting than titanium implants. This is because titanium tends to corrode with the electrochemical composition of the body. This leads to degradation in the quality of the titanium weakening its hold on the gumline. Apart from triggering several reported instances of strong allergic reactions, titanium is not as indestructible as you might have thought. They are not corrosion resistant, and the effects of corroding titanium in the body can have severe consequences. Zirconia dental implants, on the other hand, have great biocompatibility qualities. This is partly the reason why many people would rather go for a ceramic-based bio-friendly alternative than suffer the risks in the long run. Titanium dental implants may be resistant to corrosion, but with time, they lose their anti-corrosive qualities becoming susceptible to corrosive attacks.
Qualities of Zirconia Dental Implants
Often marketed as metal-free options, zirconia dental implants are made from crystallized zirconium. These zirconium crystals are treated, chemically counterbalanced, and turned into fine crystals to make them stable and safe.
Unlike its counterparts, which are seen to have mercurial components, zirconia does not contain any trace of harmful chemicals and can be used in many ways. Crystallized zirconia is in the form of a ceramic substance and does not corrode easily. They can be used for an all-ceramic tooth replacement, as a ceramic filling, or an all-ceramic dental implant. Zirconia possesses more than just a lasting quality, but they can also provide you with an aesthetic impact. In most cases where a person has gum recession or people with thin gumlines, a titanium dental implant appears to have a graying gumline. This is because of the color of titanium compared to zirconia which appears whiter and presents a person with a more natural look.
Also, these implants are designed only to have one piece embedded in the gumline. Titanium implants must be joined together at the screw which sometimes results in gum pockets. This can be a breeding ground for nasty bacteria which can cause severe damage to your oral cavities. Designed to withstand greater force with chewing or biting tough food, zirconia dental implants are far better than its counterparts. If you want to learn more about zirconia dental implants and how you can get one, simply contact Westlake Oral and Plastic Surgery at Simi Valley at (805) 328-2180, and we will be happy to assist you!
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