I was blessed to attend a meeting with like minded dentists who are placing and restoring ceramic dental implants. The ceramic dental implants are made of zirconium oxide which is a non metal ceramic material. One of the biggest benefits to this type of implant is they are non allergenic and compatible with the body. They are white rather than the silvery titanium color so there is not dark grey shadow as is often seen with titanium.
I have been doing 98 percent metal free dentistry in my practice for many years, so I believe that ceramic implants can be a great choice to replace missing teeth. These implants are not for every situation though, and for the implant to succeed, there are two keys to consider: Is there enough bone, and is the bone good enough in quality? There are also certain health issues that can cause implants to be a poor choice to replace a missing tooth.