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Dental Implant Materials


If you are suffering from tooth loss, then there is a way to restore your smile back to what it used to be. This is where dental implants come in and can make your smile look as good as new by completing that set of pearly white teeth. Dental implants are known for their comfort and realistic look, which gives you more natural-looking teeth and the ability to chew properly.

Those who are looking to get a dental implant often ask the question, “What are dental implants made of?” The answer varies depending on your situation. Usually, the dental surgeon will decide which option to go with after carrying out a thorough checkup of your oral health and the condition of the tooth that requires removal.

Dental Implant Options


The good news is that there are multiple options that can be used when it comes to dental implant materials. But, it is wise to educate yourself first before moving forward. Here’s a breakdown of the different dental implant material options that are commonly used at Fairmount Dental Center;
•  Zirconium
•  Ceramics
•  Porcelain
•  Titanium


Zirconium


The first all-in-one zirconia dental crown was introduced in 2003 and since then has emerged as one of the most promising materials used for dental implants. While dental implant materials made of zirconia are gaining popularity because they are still relatively new to the field of dental implants, you need to make sure you're getting the best dental surgeon for the job. With years of experience, Dr. Luisa Snyder and at the Fairmount Dental Center shine when it comes to performing dental implants with various materials, including zirconium.

Porcelain


The prosthetic tooth is one of several components that make up a dental implant. This part of the dental implant is often constructed of porcelain, much like dental crowns. Due to the color's resemblance to real teeth, its natural appearance, and the ease with which it may be used for eating and speaking make porcelain a popular material. Each person has their own distinctive smile. Therefore, any dental implants placed will be created specifically to match the patient's natural teeth.

Ceramics


All-ceramic implants do exist, although being less popular, and they can provide a great aesthetic outcome without changing color. Unfortunately, ceramics must be installed extremely carefully and are only advised for specific people.

Titanium


Although titanium dental implants have been available since 1965, the 1970s saw a significant increase in their popularity. Thus, more than 50 years have passed, giving researchers ample time to assess their long-term success rate. Dental implants made from the material have proven to be highly successful. In fact, studies have found they have a success rate of over 95% compared to other dental implant materials.

That is mainly because a substance that is biocompatible functions well in the human body. Our dental implants are made of an extremely biocompatible titanium alloy. In short, it is possible to osseointegrate or join forces with the nearby bone tissue easily. As a result, it can give the artificial teeth placed on top of it the strongest foundation.

To learn more about dental implants and their materials, contact us at Fairmount Dental Center today at (503) 967-0877.
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