Zirconia Dental Implants
For many years, dental implant posts were always made of titanium, which created a strong base for the restoration placed on the top (such as a crown, bridge, or dentures). While titanium posts are still commonly used in the industry, the latest dental technology uses a Zirconia post as an alternative to titanium.
Why Zirconia? Unlike titanium, this ceramic-based material doesn’t pose the risk of corrosion. Over the years, dental experts have seen instances of metal degradation from titanium implants, which can affect the surrounding tissue. On the other hand, Zirconia dental implants provide all of the benefits of implants without the risk of corrosion and systemic trace metals.
Set For Success
The Success Rate of Dental Implants
After their healing period, the success rate of dental implants is between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with good oral hygiene, the percentage is closer to 98%.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants become fixed to the jawbone. Though the life span of a dental implant will vary with each patient, many have lasted for over 30 years. With good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, dental implants can last a lifetime. In contrast, the average life span of a traditional fixed bridge is between 10-15 years.
A critical question in determining whether an implant can be placed is, “Is there enough bone to support the implant?” Fortunately, advanced bone regeneration techniques now make it possible to place many more implants than just 10 years ago.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implant treatment begins with an evaluation by your general dentist who will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. If they feels dental implants might be possible, they will send you to us for a placement evaluation.