Zirconia Dental Implants
Over the past few decades, more people have become aware of the innovative new standard of tooth replacement: dental implants. Most commonly, dental implants in San Diego and across the country are made of titanium. This material could not be considered holistic because it is a metal, and it is not a naturally aesthetic option. Dr. Chen, your San Diego holistic dentist, uses dental implants made from zirconia.
Specifically, our dental implant patients receive the Z-Look3 implants made of Zirconium Oxide. To ensure the most suitable form of treatment is provided, we perform Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing as a precursor to dental implant treatment.
About Z-Look3 implants
Two words can be used to best describe the Z-Look3 Zirconium implants used at the La Jolla Center for Holistic Dentistry: safe and beautiful.
These dental implants do not contain metal. Instead, they are based on a certain type of ceramic, Zirconia. This material is biocompatible and non-irritating to the soft tissues of the mouth. These implants have no metal in any part and they have a success rate that is comparable to titanium implants, lasting many years with proper care to surrounding gum tissue. This type of dental implant is still relatively new in the U.S., but has been extensively studied and used regularly across Europe for decades. Today, zirconium dental implants are a proven contender, safe and effective for the lifelong replacement of missing teeth.
Made from ceramic rather than metal, the zirconium dental implants Dr. Chen places are white by nature. This is a stark contrast to the gray color of titanium. Where titanium implants may cause a dark line to appear where the gums meet the tooth, zirconium implants are not noticeable beneath a crown, bridge, or denture appliance.
Dental implants are the optimal choice for tooth replacement. Inserted directly into the bone tissue of the jaw, implants are firm foundations for replacement teeth or denture appliances. This leads to the full restoration of chewing and speaking function, and a return of confidence that allows you to smile, laugh, eat, and speak freely, without concern over the function or aesthetics of your smile.
Dr. Chen is committed to providing the safest, most attractive smile restorations using holistic materials for dental implants. Contact our La Jolla dental practice today to learn more about our services.