Missing teeth can make chewing and eating difficult. Depending on the location, tooth loss can also create a significant impact on self-esteem, resulting in a loss of confidence and social withdrawal. Up until recently, patients have only had a limited choice of traditional, titanium dental implants for the replacement of lost teeth. Our practice offers a metal-free alternative for tooth replacement available to everyone.
Zirconium Dental Implants:
Zirconium dental implants, made from a natural ceramic material, provide patients with an alternative to traditional titanium. The ceramic material used to make Zirconium implants is some of the strongest on the market today. Light weight and durable, Zirconium is resilient to years of biting, chewing, and grinding; resistant to bending, just like their metal counterparts.
The clean, bright, and organically white color of Zirconium implants provide natural looking teeth that easily blend with existing structures. The pleasing look of Zirconium mean that non-metal replacement teeth can significantly improve the overall aesthetics of the mouth and smile.
Benefits of Zirconium Dental Implants:
- Made from a naturally occurring material
- Aesthetically appealing, white color
- Strong and durable
- Hypoallergenic and biocompatible
- As hygienic than metal
- Easily integrated by surrounding bone
- Result in successful implants
The Ideal Candidate for Zirconium Dental Implants:
Metal-free, Zirconium implants are excellent for almost all patients. These ceramic implants can provide a natural-looking and safe option, especially for those people who have an otherwise healthy set of teeth, but find themselves needing to replace one or two teeth. Patients should be in overall good health, have a jaw that is fully developed, and understand the dental implant process. Those with a history of certain illness, or taking medications that could affect the healing process, may not be right for the metal-free implant procedure.
Placement of Zirconium Dental Implants in Miami:
Patients may opt to have a Zirconium dental implant put into place immediately following a tooth extraction, or at some time in the future. The procedure can be performed in a single stage, providing patients the least amount of discomfort possible. At Miami Dental Specialists we utilize IV sedation, local anesthesia, or nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas).
Are There Risks with Metal-free Dental Implants:
Metal-free dental implants are considered to be a safe and effective option for tooth replacement. The long-term success with metal-free implants is high, since there are few problems associated with Zirconium. As the Zirconium implants are metal-free, they are subsequently hypoallergenic. Additionally, metal-free implants are created with a one-piece design, eliminating the risk for pockets of bacteria to form. This means a smaller concern for infection or other future problems.
For more information on metal-free dental implants, contact our office at 305.447.1447. New patients receive a complimentary first visit to discuss your goals and concerns with one of our periodontists. Located in beautiful Miami, Florida, our office provides optimum comfort and peace of mind. Those traveling from outside southern Florida are welcome to ask for assistance with transportation or lodging reservations.
Dear Dr. Gallardo, Thank you very much for taking me from Dr. W on such short notice. You literally saved my day, Friday the 13th! I have to tell you as a professional observer and consultant to many small business, I was very impressed with your practice. 1 – Your staff quickly processed me in and assured me that I would be quickly seen. 2 -Upon arrival in the treatment room, each of your treatment staff came by personally introduced themselves to me, shook my hand and one even removed her mask so I could see her face. This says so much about your practices commitment to care and practice branding, my area of specialty. 3 – Upon relocation into the 2nd treatment room, your staff placed the TV on CNN for me, covered me with a surgical blanket, asked about my comfort and reassured me you were the expert surgeon to resolve my situation. 4 – Your beside manner was very appreciated – polite, but to the business hand. I could hear how you were interacting with your staff, giving guidance, “No we can’t use that one, because it’s bent; get another. Did you test it? Test it before you give it to me” and “No not that one, the one on the right will do well.” Each time your staff adjusted course, providing you what you requested quickly, correctly and without a lot of dialog. 5 – The procedure was less than 20 minutes once you started; your staff post-op explained to me what I could/could not eat. Provided me with a bottle of COLD water (very appreciated) and a hot towel. That surprised me and was a great way to wrap up the visit. 6 – On the way out, your staff thanked me and had my prescriptions printed and waiting for me while I booked my two-week follow up. So, I have to tell you: very smooth. Few practices have this flow of process seamless of procedure that yours do. I was never once made to feel that I was imposing or skewing your afternoon schedule. You treated me as if one of your one. WOW, What a great experience. I can only assume you have the metrics to measure these activities and use them to better leverage your practice, branding and revenue. Again, Thank you Dr. Gallardo.
Metal-Free Implants FAQ:
What is a metal-free dental implant?
Dr. Gallardo’s metal-free dental implants are made from Zirconium, a strong, white ceramic, perfectly suited to replace missing teeth.
What do metal-free implants look like?
Zirconium implants are white, like natural teeth.
Who is an ideal candidate for metal-free dental implants?
The ideal patient for Zirconium dental implants will be in overall good health, suffering with one or more missing teeth.
What are the benefits of Zirconium dental implants?
Zirconium offers several benefits. These include an increased durability, improved aesthetic appearance, and exceptional patient comfort.
How do I get started toward metal-free implants?
If you are interested in the metal-free, Zirconium tooth replacement system, get started by scheduling a complimentary consultation at our Miami dental office. At this time, an in-depth examination can be performed to determine if Zirconium implants are right for you.