What Are Zirconia Dental Implants and their Benefits ?
- June 10, 2021
- Posted by: Nitin Bidani
- Categories: Dental Implant Information, EON News & Updates
Are you aware of Zirconia dental implant and their benefits?
If you’ve ever looked at options for replacing missing teeth, you’re probably familiar with dental implants. You may know that traditional dental implants are made-up of titanium rods that anchor a porcelain crown or an acrylic bridge to the jawbone. You may not be as familiar with zirconia dental implants.
Both types of dental implants give people confidence in their appearance and improve chewing capabilities, but zirconia offers certain advantages for some patients as we will explain. If you have further questions about zirconia dental implants or the in-house Zirkonzahn machine we use to make them, contact EON Clinics today. We serve patients throughout Chicagoland, southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana. Schedule a free consultation online or call us at 800-250-3500.
Zirconia Dental Implants Facts
Made from zirconia, rather than porcelain or resin, these teeth are so lifelike, they are visually indistinguishable from real teeth and gums. Just like real teeth, they are slightly translucent. The gradation of color perfectly matches the shading of natural teeth and gums!
Here are some facts that help explain why zirconia is seeing an increase in popularity and what are the benefits of zirconia dental implants.
Zirconia is Versatile
The type of zirconia used in dental implants is a powdered form called zirconium. It’s used to make, not just crowns, but the endodontic posts as well. It is a hard, durable material, but is also easy to form into precise shapes and sizes.
Made with Precision
Zirconia implants are made using CAD/CAM software. These computer-assisted design and manufacturing technologies give dental technicians the precision needed to make an exact fitting implant that blends perfectly with a patient’s natural teeth.
100 Percent Biocompatible
Zirconia implants are 100 percent biocompatible—there has never been a report of an allergic reaction to it.
Type of Zirconia
There are two types of zirconia used to make artificial crowns. Solid zirconia is a more durable type often used after root canal surgery due to its strong support of surrounding teeth. This type is better suited for back teeth. High translucent zirconia is the second type. It better resembles natural teeth so it’s more suited for front teeth. While translucent zirconia is not as strong as solid zirconia, it is still stronger than porcelain and acrylic materials.
Benefits of Zirconia Dental Implants
While zirconia dental implants may cost more than traditional implants, they come with added benefits:
- Made with the strongest material in dentistry—they will never break or chip!
- There is no need for replacement. Ever.
- They will not stain. Ever.
- They are less bulky than acrylic, so they are easier on the gums.
- They offer the most natural-looking results.
Are Zirconia Dental Implants For You?
Both porcelain and zirconia dental implants are one of the great choices for teeth replacement. That said, some patients require stronger material if they are harder on their teeth. Zirconia dental implants are better for patients who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding). Patients who have undergone a root canal surgery also benefit from the durability of these implants as they support weaker teeth better than porcelain crowns or acrylic arches.
EON Clinics Is Your Choice For Zirconia
EON Clinics uses CAD/CAM software and an in-house Zirkonzahn machine to creates strong, beautiful looking zirconia dental implants. Unlike most other clinics in and around Chicago and Milwaukee, EON Clinics makes zirconia bridges in house. Few clinics possess the technology to mill these gorgeous bridges themselves.
Book a Free Consultation Today!
Contact us to find out how our oral surgeons and prosthodontists improve our patient’s smiles and overall oral health using the latest technology. Also, check about the benefits of zirconia dental implants. Schedule a free consultation online today or call us at 800-250-3500.