High Quality Titanium or Zirconia?
All dental implants components used at LuxDen Brooklyn Dental Implants Center are the very highest quality. Dental implants in Brooklyn are produced by reputable manufacturers and are made from the most advanced materials, including titanium and zirconium.
Titanium Dental Implants
Titanium is highly suitable for dental implants because it is biocompatible, so the body easily accepts it. The titanium is specially coated to prevent corrosion, and it also has a coating of hydroxyapatite, a substance found in natural bone that encourages new bone growth, ensuring the dental implant osseointegrates (read more about osseointegration) or fuses strongly with the surrounding bone.
It is also possible for implant posts to be sprayed with plasma, or they are etched creating a greater surface area to fuse with the bone.
Are There Any Side Effects of Using Titanium Dental Implants?
An allergy to titanium is extremely rare, and it is quite difficult to test accurately for, although we can use a MELISA test, which is a blood test that can establish if a patient has an allergy to metal.
Titanium dental implants are made from medical grade titanium or titanium alloy, which is the same material used for orthopedic joint replacements and other bone implants.
Ensuring Dr. Umanoff only use the highest quality components greatly reduces the risk of side-effects like:
- Implant corrosion
- Implant failure
However, if you do have metal allergies or sensitivities and are concerned about having any metal in your mouth, zirconia dental implants are entirely metal-free.
Most dental implants including mini dental implants, single tooth implants and full dental implants we are using in our Dental Implant Center in Brooklyn are made from titanium as this metal has numerous beneficial qualities and is widely used in the medical industry.
Zirconia Dental Implants
Zirconia dental implants are made from an extremely strong and durable ceramic material and are metal-free. These implants have been extensively tested and have received FDA approval, and have been used successfully in Europe for many years.
Why Choose Zirconia Dental Implants?
Zirconia implants will appeal to people wishing to take a more holistic approach to their dental health, and some dentists feel there are certain advantages in using zirconia implants.
The design of zirconia implants can help discourage plaque and tartar build-up around the implant, potentially reducing the risk of gum disease and another similar condition called peri-implantitis that specifically affects dental implants.
Zirconia implants can also be useful for people with thinner gum tissue and where a metal implant could potentially show through the gum. Because zirconia implants are naturally white, the overall effect can be more cosmetically pleasing.
Our dentist, Dr. Leonard Umanoff, is experienced in planning and placing titanium and zirconia dental implants. During your initial consultation, Dr. Umanoff can discuss all suitable implant systems and implant materials with you, including titanium and zirconia. Choose Dr. Umanoff is the best dentist for implants in Brooklyn who will provide all the information you require to help you decide on the best quality implant for your needs.