Our all-ceramic dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:
You want a 100% metal-free restoration.
NobelPearl® is the world’s first all-ceramic dental implant. This two-piece implant is crafted from zirconia, a durable, tooth-colored ceramic material. Zirconia is a biocompatible material, so it will naturally harmonize with your gums and develop a firm attachment to your jaw.
You want a restoration that works with your smile.
When you invest in a 100% ceramic implant, you’re putting your health first. NobelPearl implants are designed for excellent soft-tissue attachment and low inflammatory response, so your body will start healing faster than they would with traditional implants. And, they’re titanium-free, so you don’t need to worry about possible health issues related to metal restorations.
You want a healthy tooth-replacement option.
Dental implants are the healthiest tooth-replacement option available because they reverse the negative effects of tooth loss. And thanks to the low plaque affinity of our metal-free NobelPearl implants, you can experience a whole new level of disease prevention.
By making it more difficult for plaque to adhere to them, our all-ceramic implants promote long-term success and prevent the development of gingivitis and periodontitis.
You want a stable and attractive restoration.
NobelPearl implants offer the strength and stability that we associate with traditional implants while producing exceptional natural aesthetics for your smile. Their design features an Inter-X internal connection which is customized for ceramic implants so it doesn’t require any adhesive to remain in place. This interlocking system ensures that your implant will remain securely attached.
With traditional titanium-secured implants, patients often report the presence of a black line around the base of the tooth — that’s the titanium portion of the implant bleeding through. This is particularly common for patients with thin gums.
With NobelPearl implants from Nobel Biocare, the two entire implant is made from tooth-colored zirconia, for a completely white, sparkling hue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can children get dental implants?
No — children’s jawbones are still growing, and placing dental implants in a jaw that’s not finished growing can lead to misalignment over time. Until a patient’s jawbone is fully developed, they won’t be a candidate for dental implants.
If I have gum disease, can I still get dental implants?
If you have gum disease, we’ll need to eliminate the infection in order to move forward with the dental implant process. Gum disease interferes with your jawbone’s ability to heal around the titanium implant fixture, causing the procedure to fail. At your consultation, Dr. Alfano can discuss supplemental procedures for eliminating gum disease before starting your dental implant treatment.