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An Overview Of Ceramic Implants

What You Need To Know About Ceramic Implants

When it comes to tooth replacement many people opt for implants. This is because they’re natural, durable and appealing. Implants fuse with the jawbone to give the artificial teeth stable support. The bridges and dentures placed on implants will not shift or fall off even when you chew. In the past, implants were made using metals. However with advancements in dentistry, more materials have been introduced to offer better comfort, functionality and aesthetics.

Ceramic dental implants are made of ceramic with no metal components. They are gaining more popularity over their metal counterparts because they come with more advantages.


Zirconia Oxide Ceramics

Dental ceramic implants make the use of zirconia oxide ceramics. Zirconia was discovered in 1789 and is a very hard material with a wide range of unique properties. Its color is similar to that of teeth and it is biocompatible thus making it a good fit in aesthetic dentistry Barrie. FDA approved zirconia in 2007. Cubic zirconia is used as a substitute for diamond in making jewelry. The material used for implants is similar to cubic zirconia but has a harder structure and is denser. They appear like well-polished natural teeth.


Benefits Of Ceramic Implants

No corrosion

The high-tech ceramic used in the manufacture of implants does not corrode. Even when it comes into contact with acid, it still retains its well-polished look. This is a good feature especially considering that most fruits you eat are highly acidic. The bacteria in the mouth is also well known for converting sugars into acid when you forget to brush your teeth.

Metal implants maybe corrosion resistant but they become loose with time. This is because material like titanium shed ions which dissolve in water and the body responds to them as foreign substances. It can also prevent bonding between the teeth and the metal.


No Allergic Reactions

Some people may experience allergic reactions as a result of ions produced by metallic implants. Since ceramic implants do not corrode, they cannot trigger an allergic reaction.

An Overview Of Ceramic Implants
An Overview Of Ceramic Implants

Durability & Strength

Ceramic implants develop a stronger bond with the surrounding bone and stay intact over time. The strong bond increases the strength of the implant thus allowing one to eat any food safely. The implants will last for decades with very little maintenance.

Retain The Natural Look Of The Teeth & The Bone Structure

They look and feel like natural teeth and thus no one will notice if you are wearing them. They are a more comfortable fit for those who are self-conscious and this is the reason why they are widely used in cosmetic dentistry Barrie. For better aesthetic appeal, dentist Barrie recommends that they be used together with ceramic abutments and crowns.

Once a Barrie dentist fixes the ceramic implants you will experience the following:

  • Easy chewing with excellent biting pressure
  • More comfort in your jaw
  • A clean mouth as the ceramic implants do not accumulate plaque and bacteria. However, you have to continue with your daily cleaning and flossing routine.
  • Beautiful smile and a better self esteem
  • Improved quality of speech
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