The advancements in technology on dental implants have seen titanium metal implants get better yet even more the introduction of ceramic dental implants in aesthetic dentistry Barrie. There are a number of key differences between these two types of implants which will help you understand how they work.
Titanium dental implants are made of two parts. In the past it would be two titanium parts, both the implant and the abdutment, later from the early 2000s the titanium implant was topped up with a ceramic abutment. With a CeraRoot implant, there are no two structures and the implant is wholly ceramic. The one piece design of CeraRoot implants ensures there are no micro-movements between the parts creating spaces where anaerobic bacteria can build colonies resulting in release of toxins, inflammation and bad odor.
Teeth play a major part on the facial look of a person especially the smile. As such, a dentist Barrie will recommend a CeraRoot implant for the quality of the final result. A titanium implant leaves a grey color on the gums or shows up around the crown borders. This is especially true for people with thin translucent gums. Or those who experience gum recession.
Another factor that would make a Barrie dentist recommend CeraRoot instead of titanium implant is due to its bio-inert nature. This means it is not susceptible to chemical reactions and it does not migrate to other parts of the body. More important to cosmetic dentistry Barrie and oral health is the fact that it is resistant to corrosion. It also does not conduct electricity or heat.
Titanium on the other hand has been shown to corrode in the wet environment of the mouth. The corrosion is sped up by fluoride found in some water supplies and toothpastes.
The wholly ceramic nature of CeraRoot makes it biocompatible to the nearby body tissues and more importantly the bone. It is not treated as a foreign body but instead gets assimilated into the bone through osseointegration. In time the implant becomes more part of the bone and this increases its strength and the comfort of use.
With titanium implants however, the opposite happens. Its chemical reactions and metallic nature make the tissues around it to reject it as a foreign body. It results in the bone growing away from it leading to cracks and splits. This spaces can be inhabited by bacteria and the tissues around also lead to inflammation of the gum.
While titanium is low allergenic affecting about one percent of the people, for the people who get affected it can cause unending issues spiking auto immune responses, pain and inflammation. Allergic reactions coming from titanium implants can lead to gum regression and bone loss.
CeraRoot on the other hand is hypoallergenic making it safe for use and causing no future issues to result in an auto immune response.
Cleaning is also a major difference in the two types of implants. The CeraRoot implants restorative margins are at the gum level while titanium implants restorative margins are at the bone levels. You can thus easily access CeraRoot restorative level making it easier to clean and maintain.