If you are missing one or more teeth, you are not alone. Tooth loss can affect anyone and can result from a variety of causes such as a traumatic injury to the mouth, tooth decay, gum disease, dental extractions, or other issues. The great news is that modern dental advances allow our dental team at Natural & Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, FL to replace missing teeth with greater functionality and a more natural appearance than ever before. Zirconium Dental Implants Restoration replace missing teeth safely and effectively so you can get back to eating what you love and flashing your beautiful smile.
What are Dental Implants Restoration?
A natural tooth has two main components: the crown, which is the portion you see above the gumline, and the root, which is what anchors your tooth firmly in place in your jawbone. A dental implant is a small screw that is surgically placed in your jaw, where it replaces the root of your missing tooth so that your new tooth has nearly the same functionality and stability as your natural tooth would. This happens because the zirconium implant and your jawbone undergo a transformative process called osseointegration where they fuse together to form an incredibly sturdy, durable foundation for your replacement tooth.
Dental Implants Restoration have many benefits:
- Unparalleled functionality – after it heals, you can eat whatever you want without restrictions and do not need to worry about your restoration slipping or falling out of your mouth
- Longevity – with good oral hygiene, Dental Implants Restoration can last a lifetime
- Better oral health – Dental Implants Restoration stimulate your jawbone to keep it healthy, rather than deteriorating over time as it can with other types of dental restorations; in addition, they are easy to care for and no healthy tooth structure in your surrounding teeth needs to be altered to support the implant
Two types of implants are generally available: titanium or zirconium. Both function similarly, but as a holistic dental practice, our dentists recommend zirconium implants because zirconium is a non-metal, tooth-colored, biocompatible material.
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What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the upper or lower jawbone done to replace a missing tooth.
More and more people are finding that they are incompatible with conventional titanium implants, and negative reactions to the metal have been found in many patients over the past few years.
A replacement material is now available with modern high-performance ceramic zirconium oxide. In recent years, high-strength zirconia ceramics have become attractive as new materials for dental implants.
What are the benefits of zirconia dental implants compared to titanium dental implants?
With metal-free high-performance ceramics, you can ensure that the disadvantages, which metallic titanium implants may exhibit, do not occur.
– Zirconium oxide ceramics are extremely biocompatible and do not irritate the immune system.
– There are no known incompatibilities or allergies to this material.
– Significantly less plaque forms on zirconium oxide ceramics, which reduces the risk of peri-implantitis, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
– The beauty of your smile is not only defined by the whiteness of the teeth but also by the color and shape of your gums. We call this red-white aesthetic.
– The white ceramic material looks similar to the natural tooth – no gray rings or shadows are visible even with thin or receding gums.
Dental Implants Introduction Video
Dental implants are titanium roots that are replaced in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis, including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There is approximately a 95 percent success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with lifelike all-porcelain crowns. For more details, ask your dentist.
Placing Dental Implants Restoration
First, a local periodontist will surgically place the dental implant in a strategic location in your jaw. After that has healed, an abutment is placed on the implant, which is a small connecting piece that is used to connect your new tooth to the implant. Then, our team at Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry restores the tooth with a beautiful, natural-looking crown made of biocompatible zirconium.
If you are suffering from tooth loss, call our Clearwater, FL office today at 727-888-6523 to learn about how to safely and effectively restore your smile!