Today let's discuss a trending topic. Ceramic Implants.
What is an Implant?
First of all, an implant is an artificial tooth root that anchors into the bone and acts as a tooth. Implants have only been around in the dental field for around 25 years or so, and technology has come a long way since then. For many years we’ve been working with titanium dental implants, but the newest technology is pointing to all-ceramic dental implants.
Titanium vs. Zirconia Dental Implants:
Titanium is a strong metal, but as with most metals, it suffers corrosion. Corrosion is a gradual process of deterioration and happens when the metal reacts with the electrolytic environment in the human body. When the titanium is exposed to fluid or air, it develops a layer of titanium dioxide and forms a boundary between the metal and the body. Over time, the integrity of the titanium becomes weaker and weaker. The titanium implants also have two parts to them and thus have a prosthetic connection, which poses a weak spot for bacterial growth and possible gum irritation. Although titanium allergies are rare, metal sensitivities are not. This can pose a problem to the surrounding gum tissue and cause peri-implantitis, which affects the soft gum tissue as well as the surrounding bone and can cause the implant to fail.
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