At our practice, we pride ourselves on providing holistic dental implant options for those that want not only to take care of their teeth but their entire body. Dr. Vane is highly-trained in the art and science behind implant dentistry, and is dedicated to using only the highest-quality, biocompatible materials available. If you have a missing tooth and looking to improve your oral health, visit our dental practice in Encinitas.
Feel free to ask about zirconia implants at your next visit.
The fixture is placed into the empty socket, right into the bone to maintain your jaw bone’s function.
Eventually, the bone heals around the screw threads in a process called osseointegration, where the fixture essentially becomes solid with the bone.
Since the fixture is below the gum line, an abutment will be placed into the threads of that fixture.
The abutment is the “post” that the cap will be placed to restore. This keeps it highly secure as it’s permanently fused to your jaw.
Finally, the crown is placed on the abutment.
Over time, the tissue adapts around the implant/crown, and at the end of the day, it feels just like your natural tooth.
Metal-free Zirconia implants are made from a material called zirconium oxide, and since there is no metal in them, there is no potential for allergic reactions. The tissue really loves them!
Since the titanium implants are white, they are more aesthetically pleasing than titanium implants which can display darker, dull colors, even through the restoration.
Zirconia dental implants are highly resistant to corrosion.
Some studies suggest that bacteria (plaque) don’t grow as well on zirconium as opposed to titanium.
Zirconia is a highly durable material and will not break or chip. This means you can permanently enjoy your smile without worrying about changing your diet or oral hygiene routine.
Our priority is to keep you informed, every step of the way. Here are a few questions that our patients frequently ask.
Since zirconia is sturdy and durable, zirconia implants can last for decades, and sometimes even a lifetime with proper maintenance.
Statistically speaking, zirconia implants break only about 1% of the time. This is highly minimal compared to other materials but it’s still important to go to a dentist in Encinitas, CA who knows what they are doing. At Moonlight Beach Dental, Dr. Vane and her team specifically specialize in zirconia implants, so you know you are getting the best results possible.
Zirconia dental implants won't stain, chip, or break so you can rest assured your smile will look and feel beautiful.