When you’ve lost one or more teeth, even simple activities like eating, speaking, and smiling can become difficult or embarrassing. Your oral health can suffer as a result as well if the issue is left untreated for too long. With partial tooth loss, you are more prone to periodontal disease, and shifting teeth that may lead to bite problems or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).
Here at Dallas Center for Oral Health & Wellness, our dental team isn’t interested in passing unfair judgment – instead, our only goal is to provide you with the support and personalized care you need to regain a beautiful and complete smile that you can feel proud of.
Dental implant options
Today, dental implants are considered one of the best ways to replace missing teeth because they offer unparalleled functionality, strength, and durability, and they look and feel the closest to natural teeth.
Many people assume that dental implants are only made of titanium, however, ceramic zirconia implants are gaining in popularity.
Highly biocompatible, zirconia dental implants are beneficial for patients who may be allergic or sensitive to titanium, have autoimmune disease, experience galvanic reactions to metals, or who simply do not want any metals in their body.
Zirconia implants are considered as a ceramic because they are made from a white-colored material called “zirconium oxide,” which is a crystalline version of zirconium that is inert when used in the body. Zirconia is extremely strong and is being used in other medical applications, such as orthopedic surgery for hip, toe, or knee ceramic implants.
The use of zirconia-based dental implants is backed by over 20 years of practical use and intensive research supporting its safe use. They are also almost three times more resistant to corrosion or damage compared to titanium implants.
Ceramic zirconia implants are white in color, whereas titanium implants are a bit dark-colored, and others can see a gray hue through the gum tissues emanating from the darker titanium implants. Further, dental bridges and crowns made from zirconia can be used with implants to improve the function and form of your smile.
So, if you are ready to receive this high-quality treatment for your damaged, or missing teeth, our doctors can provide you with customized, metal-free zirconia dental implants.
Contact our Dallas, TX office today to schedule an appointment! Our team can’t wait to give you something to smile about. We will be happy to consult with and help you decide if dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for you.