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What You Need to Know When Choosing Zirconia Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

Zirconia dental implants are a type of dental implant that many dentists who practice holistic and biocompatible dentistry have begun offering guests an alternative to titanium implants. Zirconia dental implants, as offered by Drs. John Palmer and Ashley Hurley and the team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry in Greenville, South Carolina, are a safe alternative that offers many benefits without sacrificing the implant’s quality, durability, and strength.

Metal Free Dental Implants in Greenville SC Area

Zirconia implants are white, biocompatible, and possess high mechanical properties, making them a very popular choice among guests.

What Is Holistic Dentistry?

Holistic dentistry, also called biocompatible or biological dentistry, is a form of dentistry that only utilizes biocompatible materials for treatments, focusing not only on your mouth but on the link between your oral and overall health. It has been proven that what occurs inside your mouth also affects your entire body. The biocompatible materials used in holistic dentistry are non-toxic and will not adversely affect your body.

Why Choose Implants?

When you lose teeth or have a tooth extracted, the entire tooth (both above and below the gumline) will be gone. While solutions like dentures or a dental bridge will correct any potential oral health issues which may occur due to having a gap in your smile (such as shifting teeth), they do not replace the missing tooth’s root. Your jawbone relies on the stimulation provided by the roots of your teeth. When this stimulation is lost, your jawline begins to deteriorate and be reabsorbed by your body. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement solution that can prevent this, as it effectively replaces the entire tooth, both above and below the gum line.

What Is a Zirconia Implant?

Zirconia is a strong and durable ceramic material that is biocompatible and will not cause any adverse reactions in the body. Titanium implants cannot tout this characteristic as some people have allergies or adverse reactions. Zirconia implants are also known for improving your oral health because they retain less calculus and plaque.

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How Long Will a Zirconia Implant Last?

While researching your options, you have likely learned that a titanium implant is known to last a lifetime. The good news is that zirconia dental implants can last just as long with good care. There are factors that could affect how long your implant lasts. These include how well you care for them, your bone density, and your lifestyle. Dental implants also have an amazing success rate, with failure being due to factors such as poor oral hygiene, poor blood supply, a lack of gum tissue, and the use of tobacco products.

Why Choose Zirconia?

Besides being biocompatible, there are other reasons guests are choosing zirconia dental implants. Zirconia is esthetically pleasing. They are white, so they mimic the appearance of your natural teeth, unlike gray titanium, which can sometimes show in your smile.

Zirconia is corrosion-resistant and is not conductive to electricity or heat. Because zirconia is bio-inert, the material can set off no chemical reactions, and bacterial growth is less likely to occur.

Finally, because zirconia is biocompatible, they are able to better bond with the jawbone via osseointegration. This is perfect when seeking a more stable solution for your oral health requirements.

If you want to learn more about zirconia dental implants, please call Palmer Distinctive Dentistry at (864) 879-6494.

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Palmer Distinctive Dentistry

Palmer Distinctive Dentistry best dental office near Greenville, SC
John J. Palmer, DMD
Dr. Debra G. Adams, DMD Image
Debra G. Adams, DMD
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Ashley Hurley, DMD

At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.

Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.

Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.

Dr. Ashley Hurley has been in private practice since 2020 and is thrilled to join our Palmer Distinctive Dentistry holistic dental office as a Dental Associate! Dr. Hurley earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (2012-2015), a certificate from the LECOM post-baccalaureate program, and her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in 2020. Dr. Hurley has worked on multiple scientific projects. She has also volunteered in various ways for communal service over the years. She is excited to positively affect the Upstate community by serving you while assuring your trust is always in good hands.