Dental implants are now widely known as the best way to replace a missing tooth. As an alternative to dentures, dental implants look natural, are easy to take care of, and are extremely durable. The material used to construct the implant matters a lot. Zirconia implants can provide superior benefits.
What Are Zirconia Implants?
Most dental implants are made of acrylic and other forms of plastic. While implants made of acrylic are more affordable and tend to look very attractive, they don't compare to those made of zirconia. Zirconia is a natural substance from the earth. It's widely used in medical devices due to its ability to quicken ossification, which means the body not only accepts it but produces elevated levels of bone growth to make the bond even stronger. Many hip, knee, and shoulder implants are coated with zirconia to promote the healing and strength of the surgical site.
Understanding Dental Implants
A dental implant is comprised of a post, usually made of titanium, that is surgically implanted into your jawbone beneath your gums. That post is topped with a crown or false tooth. Implants are created especially for each patient. Your dentist makes a mold of your mouth so that an exact replica of your previous tooth can be created. It is then matched in color so that it blends in seamlessly.
How Are Zirconia Implants Superior?
They are extremely tough and resilient
While ordinary dental implants are strong, zirconia may be even stronger than your natural teeth. Everyone, as they chew, exposes their teeth to pressure. Hard and chewy substances, like ice, hard candy, tough meats, etc., can put most implants to the test. Zirconia implants are not guaranteed to outlast ordinary implants, but they can last much longer than ordinary implants depending on your eating habits.
They are very attractive
While attractiveness is a subjective area, the goal of your dentist is to make you an implant that is just like that of your natural teeth. No one needs to know that you don't have naturally perfect teeth. That is where zirconia implants come in. They are so much like your natural teeth that you won't be able to tell the difference. They appear almost translucent, just like beautiful natural teeth do. That is because zirconia implants are constructed of several layers of zirconia stacked on each other. This allows the wearer to face social situations with confidence and learn what it means to smile again.
They even feel like real teeth
Zirconia implants are closer to the weight of a natural tooth. You will become used to the tooth quicker because it will feel natural.
To learn more about dental implants, speak to a local dentist.