Have you wondered what it would be like to have natural-looking teeth once again? If you are looking for tooth restoration that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth, dental implants may be the solution for you.
How does it work?
Placing a dental implant usually involves several steps. First, your dentist will surgically plant a post made of titanium into your jawbone. As you heal, the implant will osseointegrate, or in other words fuse with, the natural jawbone, creating a sound foundation for your replacement teeth.
In the next step, a small connector called an abutment is placed on top of your dental implant to connect the replacement teeth. The final stage is attaching your replacement teeth, or custom-made crowns to the abutment, resulting in teeth that look and function like the original ones.
What Type of Implants Are Available?
Typically implants are made out of titanium but with technology advancing more and more dental implants are being made from different materials.
Titanium vs. Zirconia
Titanium dental implants have been the most sought-after implants. They provide long-lasting results at a reasonable price. Zirconia has only recently been discovered for use in dental implants. Zirconia gained popularity in the early 1990s, but titanium still reigned supreme as the go-to material for dental implants.
Similarities and Differences:
Both titanium and zirconia offer patients a strong and reliable tooth replacement choice. The main differences between the two materials are their appearance, the way they are placed in the implant procedure and the number of years each has been used in implants.
Zirconia implants tend to appear white in color, while titanium ones are silver or metal-colored. In addition to visual distinctions, the way that the zirconia dental implants are placed varies from titanium ones.
Visit Us Today
Contact us at the Vertrue Dental Lab or at the Dental Implant Center of PA to learn more about dental implants and decide if they are right for you. Our highly-trained staff will walk you through the procedure and answer any questions. We are committed to excellence and offer the best technology available.