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Zirconia Dental Implants

What is a singular implant?

A dental implant is used when you have lost your tooth or the tooth is no longer viable within your mouth. The dental implant is designed to act as an exact replica of your natural tooth. They are made with materials that are in harmony with the human body’s biology. With a screw like anchor to act like your natural roots within the jaw bone, it enables you to smile, chew and bite down as if it was your own tooth. Your dental implants are made of materials that are compatible with the human body, such as titanium or zirconia. They are attached to your jawbone and gum tissue to provide support for dental crowns and bridges

The benefits of tooth implants

Tooth implants have various benefits over alternative false teeth options such as:

  • Dental Implants last longer than bridges or dentures

  • Prevent any loss of bone

  • Are sturdier than bridges or dentures, so patients can eat hard foods with no hesitance.

  • Look like real, natural teeth

  • Improve self-confidence and the appearance of patients’ smiles

  • Have no age restriction on who is eligible for treatment

Types of  Dental Implants

Titanium

Titanium dental implants made of an alloy of titanium have great osseointegration capabilities and reduced invasiveness. Titanium is a metal that is strong, lightweight, non-toxic and corrosion-resistant.
It has a proven long-term success rate of 97%. [5]


Zirconia

Zirconia dental implants are metal-free implants made of ceramic, high-performance material zirconia. Equally as strong as titanium implants, it’s unique characteristic is the elevated grade of biocompatibility. Moreover, it has a proven lower propensity to develop gum infection. [6]

As a result, greater osseointegration, fewer plaque and bacteria accumulations, no corrosion particles are emitted over time into the body. Besides, its translucency and white colour make it look more like a natural tooth.

What is the Process of Dental
Implants?

Dr Manuel will create a treatment plan for you after your initial implant consultation.
He will outline what appointments are required and he will describe the option of Zirconia or Titanium, for your implant. He will then book in the required appointments. You will have the tooth/ teeth extracted, followed by the implant being placed into the bone. You will then have a healing cap placed on the implant and allowed 4-6 month for the implant to heal. Then the final crown impression will be taken and the crown fitted.

What does it Feel Like?

After the dental procedure takes place initially you will have some pain and discomfort.
This usually lasts around 2-3 days and Dr Manuel will give you the correct post procedure instructions.

However once the implant has healed and the final crown has been placed the implant will feel like much like your other teeth.

You will feel confident in smiling with no pain or discomfort.

Bone Graft 

Dental Implants are one of the most effective ways to reduce the chance of bone loss but also help to combat the issue. They prevent any further issues from developing and aid in the restructuring of the mouth, after the loss of a tooth.

Dental Implants help to stimulate the bone to restore bone production. They act like a tooth and the bone treats them like a tooth is there. The bone will slowly grow up around the implant, restoring any type of bone loss that may have taken place from a lost tooth.

There is a chance that if the area of the implant has been without a tooth for a while, a bone graft may be required.

What is bone graft? 

A bone graft works by adding bone to your existing jawbone. This enables it to hold the implant securely in place. Your dentist will decide if this process is needed before your implants by looking at the CBCT scan and your OPG. The bone grafting will only be required if the dentist can see a lot of bone loss in the area where the implant will take place.

As you can see it is crucial that when a tooth or several teeth are lost, we create a solution straight away. If you act sooner rather than later, you protect your bone and facial shape.

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    Zirconia Dental Implants FAQ’s

    Am I a candidate for dental implants?
    There are a few contraindications to dental implants. For example, your jawbone needs to have enough material in it to hold the implant. The bone of your jaw can dissipate over time, so we will need to check your oral health carefully to make sure you’re a candidate. If you require a bone grafting, we can complete that and then fit you for your implant.
    How do you maintain the health of dental implants?
    You can’t simply get dental implants and then never maintain your oral health again. Though they’re not real teeth, the gums around them must be carefully cared for. You’ll receive full care instructions from us about how to keep your implants in good shape.
    How long will dental implants last?
    When dental implants first came out, it was about 35 years ago. There are people who were some of the first to get implants that still have them today. If you are careful with your implants, they can last for a lifetime. There is plenty of research supporting the durability of dental implants, as well as that they’re an effective choice for most people who need to replace teeth.
    What if I don’t have time to come in for dental appointments?
    We get it—life in our world can be busy, often even hectic and stressful. It can seem nearly impossible to get in for the appointments you need. We will structure your appointments around your schedule to make sure that they don’t cut into your workday. We have evening appointments available on Mondays to make sure you can come in when your day is done.
    Are there alternatives to getting a dental implant?
    Yes. There are several options for teeth replacement available on the market today. These include dentures in full or partial form and dental bridges, all of which are available at our clinic. A denture can replace several teeth or all teeth. A bridge is designed to replace multiple teeth at once. The one that’s best for you will depend on your situation and preferences.
    How will I know which tooth replacement option is best for me?
    We will go over each option with you so that you can decide how you would like to proceed. Your dentist will give you their recommendations based on your individual needs. Then, you’ll be able to choose what you want to do for future treatment.

    We accept all Health Funds at Plenty Smiles

    If you do not have a health fund, we work with payment plans. You’ll be able to get the treatment you need now and pay for it later.

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