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Metal-Free Implants are Worth a Second Glance

October 5, 2021

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Metal-free dental implantA dental implant is unlike any other tooth replacement because it recreates both the root and crown. The foundation of the restoration is an implant post, which serves as a new root. Traditionally, posts are made of titanium because it integrates well with bone. It is also lightweight and durable. Although it has its advantages, titanium also has its risks. As an alternative, posts can be made of zirconia or ceramic. They are completely metal-free, which allows them to look natural, while also eliminating certain complications, like an allergic reaction. If you’re skeptical about their benefits, don’t discredit them yet. Here are a few reasons to reconsider metal-free implants.


Promote Your Wellness Through the Body and Oral Health Link

July 16, 2019

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woman smilingYou know healthy teeth and gums are influential to a beautiful smile, but did you know they also impact your general health? In fact, many people say your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Unfortunately, there are several dental conditions that can lead to medical concerns, like heart disease. Not to mention, certain dental materials can also increase your risk of potentially adverse side effects. Here’s what you need to know about the oral health link to make the best decisions for your mouth and body.