Reasons your oral surgeon in the Greenville, SC area uses zirconia dental implants
For many years now, dentists all around the world have been replacing their patients’ lost teeth with titanium dental implants. Indeed, these metal posts are quite compatible with oral tissues, and are extremely strong. Still, you cannot escape the clear fact that titanium dental implants are fully based on metal. For our patients desiring a healthy alternative that provides a long-lasting restoration, implants made with a zirconium oxide post are ideal.
Where metal has been found to have a negative impact when placed within the body due to a natural electromagnetic environment, zirconium oxide does not emit electric conduction. What this means to the patient is a more holistic approach to permanent tooth replacement, in which there is no attraction from a metal implant to electromagnetic radiation from certain electronics. It also equates to an increased ability to maintain healthy gums for an extended period, as bacteria cannot readily adhere to the zirconium surface.
Dental implants are an ideal form of restoration for a missing tooth or missing teeth, as the zirconium post integrates right into the jaw bone, creating a foundation that is very similar to the natural root system. Receiving zirconium oxide implants requires a simple oral surgery procedure, performed under local anesthetic in our Greenville SC practice. This method of tooth replacement leads to a high degree of biocompatibility, in which the body responds to materials as though they are naturally occurring.
Regardless of the type of dental implant placed, the process is essentially the same. In our office, the dental implant treatment plan also includes 3D imaging, which guides the placement process and leads to a greater degree of precision in a shorter procedure. Within a few days of receiving zirconium oxide dental implants, any discomfort from the procedure should subside, and eating may resume as tolerated. Once the implants have integrated firmly into the jawbone, full confidence in eating, laughing, speaking, smiling, and singing – you name it – will be felt.
Compared to bridgework or a traditional denture appliance, dental implants provide unparalleled stability. Compared to titanium, zirconium oxide provides a strong and healthy restoration that will last for years.
Contact us to experience the benefits of holistic dentistry firsthand.