Frequently Asked Questions About Ceramic Dental Implants
S&C Dental provides ceramic dental implants to patients throughout Scottsdale, AZ and the surrounding areas. Good oral hygiene is essential and can help prevent the necessity of dental implants. When you visit our dental office, patients of all ages can expect the best local dental care. Below, we’ve answered some frequently-asked questions about ceramic dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small posts that are used in place of tooth roots. Dental implants provide a strong foundation for fixed and removable replacement teeth. These small posts act as anchors and are typically made from titanium or a glass-like substance called ceramic. Eventually, the dental implants will fuse with the surrounding bone in a process called osseointegration.
What are Ceramic Dental Implants?
Ceramic dental implants are similar to traditional titanium dental implants, except that they are made from ceramic instead. Ceramic implants are sometimes called “zirconia implants” due to the “zirconium oxide.” These dental implants are a substantial advantage for people who wish to have non-metallic implants or are allergic to titanium. They have also been highly successful at our dental practice.
What is the Difference Between Ceramic & Titanium Implants?
In addition to ceramic implants being made from ceramic material, they are also different from titanium implants in that they are more biocompatible and less likely to be rejected by the body.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants – ceramic and otherwise – can provide patients with a wide range of benefits. If you are missing teeth and looking for a more natural-looking appearance, the team at S&C Dental is here to help. The benefits of dental implants include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Appear as natural teeth
- Last a lifetime
- Prevent bone loss
- Improve overall nutrition
- Prevent tooth loss
- Stabilize surrounding teeth
- Prevent gum disease
- Prevent facial sagging
- Prevent premature aging
- Prevent cavities
- Prevent jaw deterioration
- Improve overall speech
- Feel confident in your smile
What are the Benefits of Ceramic Dental Implants?
Just as there is a wide range of benefits to dental implants in general, there are also several benefits solely for ceramic dental implants. These benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A more natural-looking appearance than traditional titanium implants
- A reduced risk of dental implant failure
- A reduced risk of complications from dental implant surgery
Who is a Candidate for Ceramic Dental Implants?
The best candidates for ceramic dental implants are adults who have healthy gums, strong jawbones, and no signs of periodontal disease or cancer. If you fit this initial criterion, dental implants may be an option for you if you have one or more teeth missing and are unhappy with your appearance. Dental implants are not advisable for minors, as their teeth, gums, and bones are still growing.
How Much are Ceramic Dental Implants?
Ceramic dental implant cost varies, but single dental implants can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 per implant. Additionally, there are other costs included, such as the crown, the abutment, the tooth and root extraction, the office visits, and more. Ceramic dental implants are a significant investment.
How Do I Care for My Ceramic Dental Implants?
Maintaining good oral hygiene will ensure the success and longevity of your ceramic dental implants. Patients with dental implants should brush their teeth thoroughly, especially in areas surrounding the implants that are not easily accessed with a toothbrush.
How are Ceramic Dental Implants Placed?
Ceramic dental implants are placed how other dental implants are placed. They are inserted into the jawbone through a small incision. Then, a dental crown is attached to the top of the dental implant. It takes about six months to replace missing teeth with ceramic dental implants due to the fact that ceramic dental implants need time to fuse with the jawbone.
Contact Us Today for Ceramic Dental Implants
If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth and think you may be a good candidate for ceramic dental implants, the team at S&C Dental is here to help. Our team is dedicated to ensuring high-quality patient care and comfort. Using state-of-the-art technology and products, we strive to ensure an exceptional patient experience. Our team is here for you whether you want elective cosmetic dentistry or emergency dental services. To learn more about ceramic dental implants, contact us today.