Zirconia Implants are a metal free dental implant, that offers patients a great alternative to traditional titanium implants. Laser + Holistic Dental is a metal free dental clinic – we choose to use zirconia due to growing concerns about the health implications of titanium oxidising in the oral environment.1
Patients at Laser + Holistic Dental are increasingly choosing to go ahead with Zirconia Implants for cosmetic and health reasons, often citing metal sensitivites which can cause a negative autoimmune response when a titanium implant is placed.
Zirconia Implants are a relatively new technology when compared with traditional titanium implants, so there are fewer long term, high quality studies to measure the long term success of zirconia.
The research is suggesting that modern zirconia implants have a success rate comparable to titanium 2, 3, 4 with a number of other benefits, such as:
- lower plaque adhesion – improves healing and reduces risk of complications. 1, 5
- reduced risk of periimplantitis which can lead to implant failure. 1, 5
- zirconia is a biocompatible, inert material with no corrosion in the oral environment.1
- improved cosmetic outcomes for patients with thin gingiva (gums).1
To learn more about Zirconia Implants at Laser + Holistic Dental, please download the FAQ below.