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Did I make a recommendation for a dental implant the last time you visited the office? Or perhaps you are in need of a tooth replacement and have been learning more about the benefits of dental implants. I like to work with my patients to choose a tooth replacement option that will be beneficial to their lifestyle. I recently wrote an article about some changes in the material used during a dental implant treatment. Continue reading to learn more about my findings and to get access to my article.
Titanium Dental Implants Vs. Zirconia Dental Implants
When completing dental implant treatment, the quality and type of materials used can make a world of difference in the finished product as well as the longevity of the treatment. In my article (click the link below), I explain how patients are now more cautious about foreign materials being used in the body. I compare the pros and cons of two of the most common materials used for dental implants — titanium and zirconia. Read my article for specific details.
Titanium is beneficial because of its durability and strength. The titanium post used during an implant can not only withstand excessive use, but it also eventually fuses with the jawbone. The concern is for patients who have metal allergies. Although primarily composed of titanium, the material does have small amounts of other metals that could be cause for concern.
Zirconia implants are a non-metal, ceramic alternative. This is beneficial to patients who do not want metal in their mouths. It is a much safer option for patients with metal allergies. The concern here is that the material is less versatile and may be more likely to fracture.
To read my article in its entirety, click this link: https://www.smiledentalclinics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Titanium_vs_Zirconia_Implants-DrBicuspid.pdf
If you have a question about anything I mention in the article or you are interested in learning more about dental implants as a tooth replacement option, I would love to meet with you. Be sure to contact my office located in Phoenix, AZ, and a member of the team can schedule an appointment. I look forward to meeting with you soon!