Zirconia Dental Implants in NYC
Mid-Manhattan Oral Surgery provides zirconia dental implants in NYC. Call 212-696-2677 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
Dental implants have become the replacement option of choice for missing or failing teeth. They help to halt and even reverse jawbone loss and provide a strong, stable, durable foundation for restorations such as crowns or dentures. They also restore nearly all of the original bite strength.
Yet some people are hesitant about getting dental implants because they are traditionally made of a metal known as titanium. While titanium is biocompatible, it may be inappropriate for patients with certain allergies or sensitivities. At Mid-Manhattan Oral Surgery, we proudly offer zirconia dental implants as an alternative. Here are a few reasons you might prefer metal-free zirconia implants.
Metal allergies and sensitivities are the most common reason to choose zirconia implants. Ceramic zirconia is both biocompatible and hypoallergenic. Zirconium implants are metal-free, conduct neither heat nor electrical energy, and cause no irritation to the immune system.
Those whose gums are thin or have significantly receded might notice aesthetic issues with titanium implants. The metal can make the gums look slightly gray. White ceramic zirconia implants can create a more natural appearance.
Traditional titanium dental implants consist of two pieces joined together. These pieces can slightly shift after implantation, creating pockets where bacteria can grow. One-piece zirconia dental implants do not have this concern.
Durability and Resistance
While titanium is extremely durable, zirconia is even more so. In addition, titanium could corrode under the perfect storm of circumstances, eventually leading to implant failure. Those who want to be sure their dental implants will last a lifetime may prefer to go with zirconia.
Both titanium and zirconia dental implants have excellent track records. We will discuss your options with you and help you decide which material will best meet your needs.
Call 212-696-2677 to schedule your appointment.