Growing evidence supports the mouth and body connection. It’s normal to consider how certain dental concerns might affect your wellness, like tooth loss and your replacement options. You know every tooth is crucial to a healthy, functional smile to support your overall well-being. A dental implant is the most reliable and successful solution to replace a lost tooth because it replicates both the root and crown. Despite its benefits, it means introducing foreign materials into your body, like the implant post. You can benefit from a complete smile while keeping your wellness a priority with holistic dental implants.
Most modern dental implants are made of titanium. The durable, lightweight material is proven to integrate well with human tissues. Unfortunately, most metal posts aren’t 100% titanium. Instead, they contain small amounts of various metals that can trigger allergic reactions. Zirconia dental implants are completely metal-free to eliminate the risk of metal allergies. Although they aren’t made of metal, they offer a nearly identical success rate.
A dental implant consists of a post, an abutment, and a restoration. The implant post is hidden in your jawbone, so it is virtually undetectable. However, it may become more noticeable over time, causing a grey hue near your gum line. Zirconia posts match the color of real teeth. The post will look like your natural tooth structure to remain discreet for decades to come.
Reduced Risk of Implant Failure
The risk of dental implant failure is less than 5%. Often, it results from a preventable infection called peri-implantitis. It mimics gum disease because bacteria destroy oral structures. A solid oral hygiene routine can keep the infection at bay, but there’s one area your toothbrush and floss can’t reach. Your implant post can corrode slowly because your mouth is a moist environment. This can lead to irritation and infection of the gum tissue. Zirconia implants can safeguard your smile from failure because ceramic isn’t corrosive. It can last for decades with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene.
Although ceramic implants are metal-free, they are equally durable. They can withstand the pressure of biting and chewing, so you can sustain a nutritious diet. Your new smile can serve you for 30 years or longer with the proper maintenance, like brushing and flossing. You’ll enjoy a long-term solution to support a healthy mouth and body. Not to mention, you can’t put a price tag on the boost to your self-esteem.
Your quality of life shouldn’t suffer from an incomplete smile. You can invest in a biocompatible solution to rebuild your lost teeth. Contact your dentist today to see if you’re a candidate for metal-free dental implants.
About Dr. Andrew Vita
Dr. Vita earned his dental degree at the Dental College of Georgia before continuing his training in advanced specialties, including dental implants. He strives to improve his patients’ overall wellness by using holistic solutions. If you’re ready to invest in the complete smile you deserve, contact our office today to schedule your dental implant consultation.