Missing One or More Teeth? Porcelain Implants Are One Possible Solution

Posted by Dr. Michael Choi on Aug 7 2018, 01:16 AM

Porcelain implants are a possible tooth replacement options for those who have missing teeth. Whenever someone loses a tooth, it is necessary to find a tooth replacement option as quickly as possible. Even just one missing tooth can cause numerous oral issues, including shifting teeth and jawbone deterioration. Anyone who chooses implants to take care of missing teeth can select to have either a porcelain bond to metal crown or zirconia crown. Dental implants require a surgical process, so make sure to discuss the procedure beforehand with a dentist to have all questions answered. Here are some things to know about the procedure.

Porcelain implants

Some people also refer to porcelain implants as titanium implants. This is because a porcelain crown helps to create the artificial tooth. The titanium post attaches surgically to the jawbone and then the porcelain bonds to a metal crown, making it so that the artificial tooth resembles a natural tooth. Titanium implants with porcelain caps are long-lasting and can last the wearer for life.

While there have been no reports of any type of allergic reactions to titanium implants, there are some people who are allergic to certain metals. To avoid any potential allergic reaction, those who experience reactions to metals often look into metal-free implant options. Chief among these are zirconia implants.

Zirconia implants

Zirconia implants are a metal-free implant choice. Instead of using titanium to create the artificial tooth root, zirconium is ideal because it is metal free and very strong. While implants made using zirconium are an option for those who are missing teeth and, therefore, are in need of tooth replacement, there are no concrete studies currently on the ability for them to last long-term like titanium implants do.

Get the answers you seek

How many questions about porcelain implants we can answer for you so you can choose to solve your missing teeth problem? We are always available to answer any dental related questions you have. It is important to understand all of your available options when looking for a missing tooth solution. While dental implants are one of the more common solutions chosen nowadays because they can offer so many benefits, there are still choices to be made when choosing implants as a solution for missing teeth.

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