Dental implants were designed to completely simulate and replace a natural tooth. The standard across the world is for a titanium screw to be secured into the bone which then functions as the root of your tooth to which a crown is later attached.
At Sydney Dental Aesthetics & Implants, we understand and appreciate the desire of many of our patients who want for a holistic and metal-free approach to their dentistry.
Zirconia implants represent the new era of modern dental implantology because they’re fully ceramic. This major revolution means patients who desire or need a complete metal-free solution can now replace missing or lost teeth without compromise.
At our Sydney clinic, Dr Dean Licenblat is one of only a few select surgeons who can offer this metal-free all-ceramic solution in Australia and, in fact, across the Asia-Pacific region.
The material zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), or more commonly known as zirconia, is a naturally occurring, metal-free, highly biocompatible and non-corrosive ceramic. It is completely non-reactive, non-allergenic and bio-inert so it does not invite inflammation.
The newer zirconia implants, such as Straumann Pure & Ceraroot, are extremely hard and do not fracture easily unlike their predecessors, adding to the lifespan of your restoration.
From an aesthetic standpoint our metal-free implants are white and have the natural translucency of natural teeth, so the grey hue that can appear with some titanium types at the gum line is no longer a concern.
We only use the one-piece body zirconia dental implants as they serve numerous benefits, particularly decreasing inflammation around the embedded area which is commonly associated with the most common implants on the market today. This inflammation, commonly called periimplantitis or peri-implant mucositis, is caused by micromovement between the componentry.
Comparatively, dental implants comprised of a titanium post and abutment components with a ceramic crown often have inflammation at the point where the two different materials meet.
Straumann Pure & Ceraroot are our preferred metal-free dental implant systems, as they offer a natural and aesthetic approach to this form of dentistry. They are particularly ideal for patients whom holistic dentistry is of paramount importance and especially for those who have allergies to metals.
If you would like to learn more please phone 02 9233 3301 or enquire online to schedule a consultation with one of our team.