Ceramic Dental Implants in Houston
Since their introduction in the early 1980s, dental implants have become the preferred tooth-replacement method for long-term results and health advantages. Today, Dr. Marilyn Jones offers a metal-free ceramic option for Houston, TX, patients who want a body-friendly implant that blends beautifully into their smile. These implants are called SDS Zirconia implants and are in line with the principles of biological dentistry.
Each of your natural teeth has roots that extend into the jawbone with a symbiotic purpose. Roots stabilize teeth so that you can chew. Tooth roots also provide stimulation that keeps bone dense and strong. When a tooth root is missing, bone diminishes through a natural process of resorption.
A dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth. This small shaft is placed into the jawbone in a precisely planned oral surgery. Over time, osseointegration occurs—bone fuses with the implant. The implant is topped with a dental crown for a tooth that looks, feels, and functions like a natural one while preserving bone.
Ceramic dental implants benefit Houston, TX, patients
In the past, dental implants were made of titanium. Titanium metal can be neuroactive and therefore not bio-compatible. A percentage of the population has allergic reactions to titanium or other metals in implants like nickel. Pieces of titanium oxide are said to have been found in the bodies of patients with titanium implants. In other words, they enter into the bloodstream. Gum recession can occur if the tissue does not hold onto the titanium, and the gray cast under the tissue is the titanium implant showing through. Corrosion and electrical conduction can occur also occur.
- Superior biocompatibility – reaction to this material is extremely rare.
- Strength is stronger than titanium – ceramic implants are suitable for any area of the mouth.
- Tissue integration – bone forms a solid connection with the implant.
- Reduced risk of complications – the design of SDS Zirconia implants does not encourage oral bacteria. This reduces the chance of developing gum disease at the site and peri-implantitis (a deeper bacterial invasion that can cause the implant to fail).
- Easy crown replacement – should the restoration wear or become damaged, it can be replaced without impact to the implant.
Dr. Marilyn Jones - Houston Biological Dentist
A graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Jones holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Houston. She is a passionate, skilled, and talented dental surgeon with a drive for excellence.
While previously being a tenured Assistant Professor of chemistry & an Assistant Professor of integrative dentistry, Dr. Jones continues to educate and update herself on the modern approaches and practices of dentistry and related advances in healthcare to ensure that she delivers the best possible care and service to her patients.
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