RESTORE YOUR SMILE NATURALLY WITH ZIRCONIA DENTAL IMPLANTS IN HOUSTON, TX
Missing teeth can cause several problems: oral health issues, pain, and embarrassment about your smile. Luckily, there are natural-looking options that can restore your smile with safe materials. Zirconia dental implants from swiss dental solutions can improve the appearance of your smile and your self confidence without negatively impacting your overall wellness. The team at Houston Biological Dentist is committed to providing patients in Houston, TX with long-lasting, biocompatible dental solutions that support both oral and complete health.
What is SDS Dental Implants?
SDS implants are a restoration option for missing teeth. While other options such as dentures sit on top of the gum tissue, dental implants physically replace the missing tooth root making the most stable and durable restoration available.
The importance of Zirconia dental implants
Back in the 1960s, dentists began using titanium dental implants after seeing the success of the material in other medical fields such as orthopedics. However, over time, many dental providers began to study the negative effects of titanium on the body, particularly how the material releases titanium oxide particles into the soft tissue, bone, and blood. The effects of this were often visible as the implant turned the gum tissue gray.
Zirconia (short for zirconium oxide) is a ceramic material that contains no metal, does not corrode, and is durable for long periods of time. Zirconia is very compatible with the human body and began being used in hip replacements before its introduction into dentistry.
Benefits of Zirconia metal-free dental implants
- They stimulate gum tissue growth to improve healing
- They fuse with the jawbone like titanium implants for stability
- Hypoallergenic and do not release toxins
- Lower risk of implant failure
- Does not corrode
- Does not cause gum discoloration
- Biocompatible – lower risk of failure
- Can shorten the implant healing process
The Zirconia Implant Process
The process for receiving Zirconia dental implants is very similar to that of titanium implants. It begins with an examination of the bone and digital images to plan outplacement of the implants. During the first procedure, the Zirconia implants are placed into the jawbone in the places that you are missing teeth. Depending on the type of implant, the abutment may already be attached to the implant. The area is then closed and given time to heal. During this healing process, the bone fuses around the implant to create a strong foundation for the final restoration. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they stimulate the jawbone, preventing future deterioration. In addition, the zirconium oxide stimulates the growth of soft tissue to improve healing.
Once the area is healed, the replacement tooth can be attached to the abutment. This tooth will be custom fabricated with high-quality materials to blend in naturally in the smile.
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Interested in learning more about the benefits of Zirconia metal-free implants from swiss dental solutions? Call Houston Biological Dentist today at (713) 785-7767.
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.