Dental implants can be an exceptional choice for people in Long Island who want to improve the function and feel of their mouth. Implants treat tooth loss and achieve a natural appearance, as they are mounted in the patient’s jaw along with their natural teeth. Traditionally, implants have been crafted from titanium, producing the typical metal appearance of a dental implant.
All-Ceramic Zirconia Implants
At Clocktower Dental, we are proud to offer zirconia implants.
These are metal-free and comfortable, designed to resemble natural teeth even more closely with a ceramic white finish to the entire implant, including the portion mounted in a patient’s jaw.
This all-ceramic material is used frequently to restore patients’ teeth, especially in Europe, where zirconia implants have been popular and well-received for over 15 years.
If you have a metal allergy or simply want to avoid excess metal in the body, zirconia implants can be a great choice to allow you to enjoy the natural look and feel of dental implants. Titanium has been so widely favored for implant construction over the years because it integrates easily with bone, is compatible with the human body and retains a strong bond for decades. Zirconia shows all of the same benefits, with the added plus of all-ceramic construction.
In addition to avoiding excess metal in the body, the ceramic white construction of zirconia implants means that metal is never visible at the gumline. The implant itself, its abutment and crown are all constructed of a white ceramic, providing an even more natural aesthetic appearance.
Benefits of Zirconia Implants
Zirconia implants help patients to prevent discoloration of the gums, avoid corrosion, prevent the feeling of a metallic taste in the mouth and present a highly durable, natural appearance. Because they are biocompatible, these implants fully fuse into the patient’s bone, making them part of your dental structure.
After you receive zirconia implants, you can brush and care for them just like the surrounding natural teeth. Because of their all-ceramic, no-metal construction, they are resistant to plaque, helping you to retain your oral health and avoid the side effects of plaque such as infection, stroke or heart disease.
Make an Appointment for Zirconia Implants
At Clocktower Dental, we can place your implant in our convenient Long Island office. Your dentist will replace a missing tooth by inserting the base of the implant directly into your gum line. The zirconia implant will then integrate with your jawbone. While this process is taking place, your dentist will provide a temporary crown to give a natural appearance. After your implant is permanently fused, the permanent zirconia crown will be placed.
The procedure takes only 15 to 20 minutes for one zirconia implant, and you can visit the dentist during your break from work. No downtime is involved. If you would like to learn more about why zirconia dental implants may be a great choice for you, please contact us at Clocktower Dental for an appointment.