In the field of holistic medicine, there has always been concern with putting anything synthetic in our bodies. Synthetic materials can cause adverse reactions or complications, and more and more patients want to know about the makeup of dental implants.
Titanium vs. Zirconia Dental Implants
For many years, titanium was the primary material used for dental implants. It is strong and generally achieves positive results. But many patients worry about putting metal implants in their mouth and desire an alternative. In these cases, we recommend zirconia implants. Zirconium is one of the strongest natural elements available. They achieve the same results as titanium implants without the dangerous potential side effects. Zirconia dental implants are FDA-approved and have 98 percent success rate.
Zirconia Implants Are Metal-Free
Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) is not a metal. As such, it cannot disrupt the body’s electrical current and does not carry a risk for corrosion. According to multiple clinical studies, zirconia implants also accumulate significantly less plaque than titanium implants.
Zirconia is often compared with diamonds due to its natural crystalline appearance. When used for implants, it undergoes a stabilization process during which it becomes more tooth-colored. It is a ceramic, metal-free substance.
If you are interested in learning more about biocompatible zirconia ceramic implants in Aliso Viejo, California, please contact the practice of E. John Moreno, DMD today. We are eager to help you restore and rejuvenate your dental health.