Dental implants have recently dominated dentistry since their invention as the best solution to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants could restore function and appearance by replacing missing natural teeth better than any other alternative. A patient with good oral hygiene, medically fit, and enough jawbone could be a candidate to receive dental implants.
On the other hand, the abundance of use of implants has led to identifying their drawbacks through research and modifying them accordingly. Over decades, professionals selected as the material of choice to fabricate dental implants have used an alloy metal called Titanium.
However, one of the major drawbacks of Titanium implants is that they are less esthetic and possibly biocompatible! A silver shadow of a metal implant could be seen under the thin gums in a person with a high smile line! Ceramic dental implants are now gaining much popularity because of their higher esthetics when compared to titanium.
Do ceramic implants improve your oral appearance?
Having pleasant oral esthetics will indeed improve your self-esteem and self-confidence. So, cosmetic dentistry evolves every second to find more esthetic solutions for your dental problems. Providing artificial teeth to patients with gum recession or delicate soft tissues is challenging. The good news is that the esthetic qualities of ceramic implants are obvious because ceramic is a white substance. So, they are hardly considered artificial from the outside because they look more natural. A ceramic implant would be a comforting option for patients who are extremely worried about the visibility of the metallic hue caused by titanium implants, especially in the front region.
What are the other benefits of ceramic implants?
- Bio Compatibility
Studies have revealed that ceramic implants are more soft tissue friendly than titanium implants. The soft tissue inflammatory reactions are less with ceramic implants. Our holistic and biological dentists will tell you about all the detail.
- Less plaque accumulation
Plaque and bacteria tend to accumulate on the surface of titanium implants, causing the implant to fail after some time due to a condition called ‘peri-implantitis’. However, unlike titanium implants, ceramic implants don’t attract plaque around their surface. So, your soft tissues around a ceramic implant will remain healthier with proper oral hygiene maintenance.
When to choose ceramic implants?
To replace a single front tooth:
As teeth in your smile zone are visible to the outside when you smile and talk, a ceramic implant would be a better solution to replace a single missing tooth in your smile zone. Some people may have big smiles in which even back teeth can be seen.
What are the drawbacks of ceramic implants?
Expensive: Getting a new bright and shiny smile is relatively expensive with ceramic implants. Yet, costly tooth replacement is worth it, as you can always smile confidently.