Zirconia Metal Free Dental Implants
Dr. John Potter has competed in triathlons for the past 30+ years, including completing the Hawaiian Ironman World Championship 13 times. Dr. Potter has made health & fitness a priority in his life. He uses the same passion and dedication to health and applies it to his dental practice. Most dentists who place dental implants do not have a holistic option for their patients. Dr. Potter offers a metal free, biocompatible option for his implant patients by using zirconium implants. This is a completely metal-free substance which offers patients a number of advantages in both aesthetics as well as for those with metal sensitivities and allergies. Please watch the video below to hear Dr. Potter discuss this option. He serves patients seeking holistic dental implants in the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and surrounding area in his Allentown office. During your visit not only can you discuss the holistic implant treatment option but you can talk about all aspects of living a healthy lifestyle.
The titanium implant has long been the standard for replacing a missing tooth. However, Zirconia dental implants – also known as metal free implants- have been very popular in Europe for several years and are FDA approved. The Zirconia dental implants are made of special ceramic (Zirconium oxide) that is used in the spaceships because of its high resistance to fracture and heat. There are many benefits to using this metal free alternative.
Cosmetically, zirconium implants are very attractive because of their white color and natural appearance. The dark line around the gum line disappears because the white color of Zirconium substitutes metal appearance associated with Titanium.
Along with these advantages over Titanium, the Zirconium implant has all the required qualities to be a material of choice for dental implantation. These qualities are comparable to titanium. Zirconium is an inert material with very low allergic potential. They are very strong and have a proven high level of osseointegration and bone-to-implant contact.
Frequently Asked Questions
what are zirconia implants?
unlike “traditional” titanium dental implants, zirconia implants are completely metal-free.
what are the benefits of zirconia implants?
Zirconia implants are beneficial to patients who either have a pre-existing metal allergy, or simply prefer not to place metal into their body. Moreover, the zirconia implants are white, which is helpful for preserving the final cosmetic results in highly esthetic areas, such as the anterior of the mouth. When patients who have naturally thin tissue opt for metal implants, they often show through and are easily detectable.
why should i choose zirconia implants over traditional implants?
In addition to the benefits of zirconia implants mentioned above, they also offer higher tensile strength from fracture compared to titanium implants.
who is a good candidate for metal-free implants?
As long as patients are in good health, and have the proper bone structure to accommodate “traditional” implants, they are good candidates for metal-free implants.
what kind of results can I expect from the procedure
As long as the zirconia implants are properly maintained and monitored over time, you can expect them to deliver your desired results over a lifetime.
For more information about metal-free holistic dental implants in Allentown, Philadelphia and the surrounding area contact your implant specialist, Dr. John Potter, today.