Zirconia Dental Implants Los Angeles
Are you thinking about getting zirconia dental implants? Los Angeles is the place to go, where top tier periodontists, Dr. Moshrefi and Dr. Daneshmand, routinely demonstrate their implant expertise for clients who come to them from around the world.
A dental implant is done to replace a tooth or several teeth. It is a post that is surgically placed in the jawbone, simulating the root of the missing tooth. The post provides a very strong, secure foundation upon which a crown will be attached in the final stages of the restoration. The result is a stable restoration that looks, feels and acts like a natural tooth.
Zirconia All-Ceramic Implants
Some patients prefer implants that don't contain any metal. In these cases, Dr. Moshrefi and Daneshmand are excited to provide zirconia all-ceramic implants. In fact, when you are looking for the best zirconia dental implants Los Angeles can offer, our practice is one of only a few qualified to do the procedure, although they have been used successfully and safely in Europe for more than a decade.
Not only do they perform as well as titanium implants, but possibly better. The main reason for this is because ceramic, a very strong and biocompatible material, will not corrode.
We use CeraRoot implants, which feature a ceramic post and abutment. The abutment is the top of the post that will attach to the crown. With a CeraRoot implant, the whole restoration is white, so there is no possibility of metal showing under the crown. Thus, you have a very natural-looking restoration that is also very strong and resistant to bacteria.
The Best Choice for Cosmetic Reasons
One of the exciting facets of our zirconia metal-free dental implants is that patients are thrilled that there is no metal abutment showing between the crown and the gum line. This is especially crucial for implants in the front of the mouth or where the crown can be seen when smiling or talking.
Additionally, some individuals have an allergic reaction to titanium, so our metal-free dental implants are an excellent alternative. Some of the symptoms associated with titanium allergies include skin rashes, immune system suppression, and chronic fatigue, although they are uncommon.
For some, it may just come down to a personal preference. Titanium implants are still considered very good. Zirconia implants, however, will have no metal parts at all, so there will never be any metal showing. Some of the best ceramic dental implants Los Angeles has available can be found at MD Periodontics.
Prior to the ceramic or zirconia Beverly Hills implant procedure, you will have a consultation, which includes a thorough examination. Low dose digital x-rays and I-CAT 3D imaging will be performed to get a precise and accurate picture of your teeth, jaw and sinus areas.
This is crucial to pinpointing exactly where to place the implant as well as determining whether you have the necessary amount of bone required to support the implant. (If you don't, there are procedures, such as bone grafting, that can remedy this condition, and we will go over that with you if needed.)
Once the diagnostics indicate that we can safely and successfully place the implant, the doctor will numb the area and then insert the implant post in the jawbone where the tooth used to be. At that point, the post acts as the root of the tooth below the gum line.
After the gums have healed and the post has integrated into the bone, a crown will be secured to the top of the post. The final result is a functional, beautiful replacement tooth that will last a lifetime.
Zirconia Dental Implants – Ceramic Best Choice
Not all types of implants offer a lifelong solution for the replacement of missing or decaying teeth. Sometimes titanium implants can experience micromovements caused by everyday wear and tear on the teeth. Furthermore, one major advantage of the Zirconia Dental Implant is that these implants involve no prosthetic connection, such as is found in a traditional implant with a titanium post. That type of implant poses some degree of risk in allowing for bacterial growth, ultimately compromising gum health.
The Downside of Titanium Post Implants
A downside of traditional titanium post implants is that they are made of metal, which can ultimately corrode. Corrosion will eventually lead to the destabilization of your dental implant and could require further dental work to correct it. It could also lead to bone loss at the site of the post in the jaw bone if not carefully monitored. Some patients have a reaction to titanium, and although rare, it does occur on occasion.
Ceramic Implants: Zirconia
As zirconia dental implants are crafted from a ceramic material, none of these issues are a problem. In the past metal was used for dental work because of the strength of the material, and the long-term strength of the material. Through careful scientific examination, it's been found that advanced zirconia implants, crafted from customized ceramic material, has the mechanical strength to go the distance. Even better, ceramic is both non-corrosive and non-allergenic providing long-term, natural-looking tooth replacements. These implants make it possible to be free from concerns about the potential of consequences from introducing metal into your body.
Seamless Integration and Better Appearance with Zirconia Implants
Zirconia dental implants are made from a ceramic material that encourages complete bonding with the bone in the jaw. These ceramic posts have been shown to integrate seamlessly into the body, without signs of inflammation or the risk of rejection.
Patients who have thin or semitransparent gums may have a condition in which the titanium posts are visible under the thin gum tissue. This gives an unsightly, less-than-desirable appearance, particularly if the gums recede to some degree in the future. With zirconia dental implants, the post matches the material of the bone flawlessly, blending with the material of your natural teeth to provide a natural, healthy appearance. As zirconia dental implants are designed to be placed immediately following tooth extraction, there is no embarrassing adjustment period needed while a titanium post is integrated into your jawbone.
Durability and Longevity with Zirconia Implants
The amount of measurable force exerted by the teeth and jaw through the act of chewing is the greatest force your body creates. The ceramic used in zirconia dental implants is created specifically to withstand the force of chewing. As zirconia is known for durability and longevity, your tooth restoration will be sturdy, attractive, and function exactly like a natural tooth – perfect.