Many people in Franklin, Tennessee, have become interested in learning more about the benefits of holistic dentistry and tooth replacement.
Holistic dentists pay attention to how the mouth is connected and related to the entire body. Choosing better material options plays a large role in that. Holistic dentistry is also known as biocompatible dentistry.
Zirconia implants are designed to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is missing, the tooth is replaced with a zirconia dental implant, a zirconia abutment with a carbon fiber screw, and a ceramic crown. This allows for fully metal-free tooth replacement.
While titanium implants are popular, many people don’t want metal in their mouths, and a small percentage of patients are truly allergic to titanium. Others wish for the more natural look that they feel they get with zirconia implants.
One study noted that titanium implants could cause a reaction in people with autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and diabetes.
For patients with autoimmune diseases, zirconia implants are a safer option. If someone gets a titanium implant and later develops complications, they can lose it or experience systemic health complications.
There are many benefits to having zirconia implants, and they rival the benefits of titanium implants.
Because zirconia is bioinert, it can’t corrode and migrate to other parts of the body like titanium can.
The process where an implant fuses with the jawbone where it’s placed is called osseointegration. It’s important that the implant fully fuses with the bones of the jaw, or the implant will become unstable. Eventually, this implant will fail. Zirconia can firmly integrate with the jawbone just as well as titanium.
Because titanium is a dark gray metal, it can sometimes be seen through the gum line, creating an undesirable and aesthetically displeasing effect. With zirconia implants, you can avoid this scenario because zirconia is white, so if it shows through the gums, it will look completely natural.
Visit Drs. Ryan Jones and Caleb Estes, and the talented team at Nashville Restorative Dentistry in Franklin, Tennessee, to learn more about holistic tooth replacement. You can connect with us online or call us today at (615) 640-8494 .
You shouldn’t have to worry about your mouth or let unpleasant past dental experiences prevent you from living the life you want.
Issue: Severely compromised remaining natural teeth with multiple areas of decay, failing previous dental work, missing teeth, unaesthetically restored lower front implants, and extremely worn and chipped upper front teeth.
Solution: Through a detailed plan of bone grafting, implant placement, and new crowns on the remaining natural teeth – a dramatic restoration of function and cosmetic appearance was possible.