A Permanent Metal-Free Solution To Tooth Loss
When poor dental hygiene or injury leads to gaps in your smile, you may lack the confidence to smile or have difficulty eating and speaking properly. However, missing teeth do more damage than affect the aesthetics of your smile— missing teeth can put you at risk for other oral health issues and the long-term effects of missing teeth can also include shifting teeth, additional tooth loss, and permanent bone loss.
Dr. Alfano highly recommends restoring your smile with dental implants. They are a permanent solution to tooth loss and the only replacement option that actively combats jawbone deterioration. At Balboa Island Dentistry, we use metal-free, all-ceramic NobelPearl® implants for the sake of your whole health.
You may have heard that metal implants can be cheaper and stronger than ceramic dental implants. However, metal implants often have untold effects on your health. They can corrode and cause various parts of your body, including your lungs and lymph nodes, to be exposed to titanium and cause allergic reactions in some people.
Ceramic implants are hypoallergenic and integrate better into your mouth than metal. Ceramic surfaces also dramatically reduce bacteria compared to metal implants, making it less likely for you to develop other oral diseases.
A More Natural Smile
Ceramic implants are not only better for your body overall, but they are more pleasing to the eye. Unlike titanium implants, where a dark area or shadow can sometimes be seen around the edge, the color of ceramic implants will blend in more naturally with your other teeth. Even if someone knows you’ve had an implant, they likely won’t be able to tell.
Being able to smile knowing your teeth look good will boost your confidence, allowing you to enjoy the happy moments in your life to the fullest.
Benefits of Traditional Implants
With ceramic implants, you will gain all the benefits of traditional metal implants and more. These benefits include:
- Maintaining jawbone strength
- Preventing surrounding teeth from moving
- Improved speech
- Easier to eat
- Convenience of removal-free pieces
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do metal-free dental implants last?
Just like traditional dental implants, ceramic implants are designed to look and function like a natural tooth. They’re extremely durable and resistant to decay for long-lasting results. If you maintain excellent oral hygiene, you may never need to replace your dental implants.
How are metal-free dental implants different than traditional implants?
Metal-free dental implants look and function much the same as traditional implants. The only difference is that they’re made from ceramic material instead of titanium. This is beneficial for your overall health because metal implants can expose other parts of your body to titanium and result in allergic reactions. Metal-free dental implants are hypoallergenic and integrate more naturally with your mouth to protect your long-term health. The ceramic surfaces also have been shown to reduce bacteria and lower your risk of developing other diseases.
Our Commitment to Holistic Dentistry
At Balboa Island Dentistry, we take a holistic approach to dentistry. Not only do we consider your mouth in our procedures but also your entire body, mind, and emotions. Your overall health can be affected by medical procedures, and we want that effect to be for the better. Your implants should restore your confidence in smiling, and our restorative solution will do that and more. Feel safe in the materials you put in your body. If you’d like to learn more about our metal-free dental implants or if you’re ready to make an appointment at our Newport Beach office, give us a call at (949) 205-1259 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing from you!