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3 Benefits Of Metal-Free Dental Implants [BLOG]

  • July 26, 2017

As if missing teeth weren’t hard enough to deal, with the impact it can have on your emotional and physical well-being, some people feel even more disadvantaged when considering traditional titanium dental implants.

At the LANAP & Implant Center, we completely understand some of the drawbacks of traditional dental implants. We’re one of the few practices in the country who offer a holistic approach to dental care, so we know that not all patients are comfortable with the idea of metal implants as their tooth replacement option.

Sometimes it’s simply a matter of personal preference, other times it’s a matter of what’s best for that patient’s particular situation and health condition. Either way, our team of specialists helps patients from all over the spectrum of needs every single day. We not only house the latest in dental technology, but we have the combined experience, knowledge, and expertise to provide you with a tooth replacement option that’s best for you and one that optimizes a successful outcome.

One of the things that sets us apart in the practice of implantology is our metal-free option for those seeking dental implants for a full-functioning, beautifully restored smile. Today, we’re sharing just three of the many benefits of our metal-free zirconium dental implants.

To find out if metal-free implants are right for you, give us a call today to set up an appointment. Dr. Digiallorenzo and our skilled team is proud of what we’re able to do for patients just like you who want to live their best life and enjoy all that it has to offer.

Metal-Free Dental Implants Are A Natural-Looking Option

Because they’re made of titanium, traditional dental implants are gray. In most cases, this doesn’t have any sort of drawback, aesthetically speaking. But it can in some instances. When a patient has suffered gum recession due to periodontal disease or if a patient’s gums are thinner than most, traditional implants could look dark under the gums.

Zirconium dental implants are white, so they more closely resemble your natural teeth. So if you happen to be someone who has the issues related to gums that we just mentioned, metal-free implants could be the perfect solution.  

Metal-Free Dental Implants Offer Lower Risk Of Infection

A titanium dental implant is really two pieces that are fastened with a screw, and then it’s placed in your jawbone as a prosthetic tooth root. While it’s certainly rare, if the two metal pieces happened to shift after implantation, it could create the perfect spot for bacteria to grow.

Zirconium implants have a simpler design. It’s an implant that comes in one piece. That greatly reduces the chance for plaque and tartar buildup, thus lowering your overall risk for periodontal disease down the road.

Metal-Free Dental Implants Are Biocompatible

What about those who simply prefer a more holistic option? What about those who are allergic to the materials in titanium dental implants? Sometimes, a person might not even know if they’re allergic to something until it’s too late. You might be sensitive to gluten, for example, and struggle with years of health problems until you find out that gluten in your diet was responsible all along. The same is true in dentistry.

Patients who have allergies or sensitivities to metal might not realize it until a long time after their implantation procedure. But now you have a more natural option for tooth replacement!

Zirconium dental implants are biocompatible. When you have an option that is hypoallergenic, you better your chances for shorter recovery time and successful, faster healing. This is also made possible thanks to our cutting-edge technology and coating the implants with natural stem cells.

Find Out If Metal-Free Implants Are Best For You!

Metal-free implants aren’t right for everyone, so it’s important to set up an appointment with one of our highly-trained specialists to know for sure if these natural alternatives are the best choice for you! Call the LANAP & Implant Center today at 610-228-4366 for our Collegeville, PA office or 570-505-6908 for our Williamsport location. You can also fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment.