Are Ceramic/Zirconia Dental Implants Right for You?
Optima Dental Surgery Center Now Offers Ceramic/Zirconia Dental Implants in Austin/Lakeway/Round Rock
Ceramic zirconia dental implants are biocompatible and promote osseointegration: enabling bone to grow around the implant material. In recent years, ceramic implants have become increasingly popular with patients who are looking for a holistic, safe alternative to metal implants to replace their missing or infected teeth. Choosing metal-free zirconia dental implants is a great step to restoring one’s oral health confidence with no risk of metal-related allergies.
At Optima Dental Surgery Center, we have restored thousands of smiles with metal-free implants for a number of years. Visit one of our offices in Round Rock and Lakeway and learn why we are the top dental surgery center in the Austin area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramic (Metal-Free) Dental Implants
What Are Metal-Free Dental Implants?
Zirconia implants are metal-free, corrosion-resistant, and safe for patients with metal sensitivities. They are a great alternative to titanium implants for replacing missing teeth as they provide more durability.
Zirconia or ceramic implants are a one-piece design surgically placed at the margin of the gum. They are a white powdered ceramic material, often used to produce dental frameworks including bridges and crowns. Unlike typical ceramics that can be more brittle, zirconia is highly resistant to long-term wear and are more flexible in material. As one of the hardest materials used in dentistry, zirconia implants closely resemble natural teeth.
Who Are Good Candidates for Ceramic Zirconia Implants?
Anyone who is missing a tooth or multiple teeth is a candidate for dental implants. For individuals who may have a metal sensitivity, allergy, or are looking for a holistic alternative, ceramic implants are a safe alternative.
What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Implants?
The traditional implant, while a useful and successful dental invention, has limitations such as the threat of infection in rare cases to patients who are sensitive or have allergies to some metals. Ceramic zirconia implants use an innovative one-piece design that does away with the design-related issues of the traditional implant. The one-piece system makes the placement of the implant easy, reduces the probability of bacterial infection, and enables tissues around the implant to retain their natural dentition or the natural arrangement of your teeth. The recommendation of zirconia or ceramic implants is supported by more than 20 years of research and use within the dental industry. Some of the top reasons to get ceramic implants include:
- Corrosion Resistance
- Allergies & Sensitivities
- No Micro Gaps
- Preserves Bone
- No Metallic Taste
Choose the Top Dental Surgeons in the Austin Area for Your Ceramic Zirconia Implants
At Optima Dental Surgery Center are committed to helping you find the right implant to meet your needs. With over 30 years of collective experience in oral surgery, we pride ourselves on offering you an unmatched, exceptional experience in restoring your smile. As you move through the implant decision-making process, you will benefit from the professional advice of a surgeon and your restorative dentist to make your experience safe, comfortable, and convenient. Together, we will develop a customized treatment plan that fulfills your aesthetic and functional needs while providing the most predictable long-term results just for you.