Missing teeth can impact your quality of life. It can make eating more difficult, and cause a shifting of teeth that can affect your bite. It can also lead to bone loss and resorption that can make your face sag or droop. You may also feel self-conscious about the missing tooth.
A dental implant is a device that is placed in the bone to replace a missing tooth. The bone then grows around the implant, “locking” it in to secure it in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant is firm, it can be restored with a crown, bridge, or used to snap in a denture.
Most modern dental implants are made of either titanium (metal) or a bioceramic material. The biological dentists at Integrative Dental Solutions offer ceramic dental implants, a non-metal alternative that acts and looks just like a natural, healthy tooth.
Our ceramic implants are made zirconia, which has been proven to be both high-strength and friendly to the bone and gum tissues. Zirconia dental implants offer a safe, high-performance, biocompatible, aesthetically-pleasing alternative to metal titanium implants. Osseointegration of a zirconia implant is comparable to a titanium implant, but without the metal components.
Our dentists have undergone a comprehensive hands-on training for the surgical placement and restoration of zirconia implants in 2016. We use Z-Systems implants, a Swiss-made and FDA-approved system designed to achieve maximum functional and esthetic performance. Z-Systems helped pioneer the use of zirconia in dentistry.
To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for zirconia dental implants, please contact us.
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It’s More Common Than You Think
In the United States, over 70% of the population is missing at least one tooth.
The Concept Of Dental Implants Is Not New
The first record of an implant dates back 4,000 years ago to when the ancient Chinese attempted to replace teeth by driving bamboo sticks into the bone.
A Pricey Solution
In 1809, the first “modern” dental implant was made of gold.
A Bridge May Fail
The three-unit fixed bridge to replace missing teeth can fail because of decay under the bridge. Having root canal therapy in the anchor teeth make them more likely to fail.
Have You Had A Root Canal?
The most common reason for single tooth loss is endodontic (root canal) failure or fracture.
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