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February 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out why metal-free implants could be the best way to replace your missing tooth or implants

If you are dealing with one or more missing permanent teeth then it may make it difficult to get through day-to-day tasks that you normally used to love such as talking with friends or eating your favorite foods; however, these issues certainly aren’t something you should have to deal with. Perhaps this is when you decided to do your research and get dental implants from our Orange, CA, periodontist Dr. Ramyar Elyassian.

Of course, if you do a little research into the topic of dental implants, most of the time you will find that implants are made of titanium. Sure, titanium boasts durability and it’s a metal that is biocompatible (meaning that your body is less likely to reject it), but there are metal-free alternatives that are still just as strong and biocompatible but offer others benefits that metal implants can’t.

Our Orange, CA, dental implant specialist is proud to introduce you to Zirconium implants. Zirconium is as stable and strong as titanium but instead of being silver it is completely white. As you can imagine, having a completely white implant is a great way to get a realistic tooth replacement that is more aesthetically pleasing.

Whether you are looking to replace one or all of your teeth, zirconium dental implants can easily give any adult dealing with tooth loss a full smile again. Dental implants are the perfect solution if you are in good health, have a strong jawbone and are dedicated to the implant process (treatment can take up to a year, depending on how many teeth you want to replace).

Plus, these metal-free implants can also be placed right after a tooth extraction, which means you don’t have to wait several weeks or even months before starting your implant process. Using sedation and a local anesthesia, we will completely numb the area before placing the implant into the jawbone.

Furthermore, many metal dental implants require a surgical procedure to place the implant and then another surgery to place an abutment over the implant. The abutment is designed to connect the implant with the dental crown. Of course, if you choose metal-free implants the zirconium implant already comes with an abutment so you won’t need an additional surgery.

Do you have questions about the metal-free implants we offer here in Orange, CA? If so, then it’s time to call Dental Implant & Laser Surgical Specialists to schedule your consultation with us. Let’s help you achieve that beautiful smile again.