Zirconia implants are dental implants made of zirconium (zirconium dioxide), a white ceramic material. Zirconia implants are a good alternative to traditional titanium implants due to their superior soft tissue response, high biocompatibility and aesthetics.
Zirconia is a white and translucent ceramic material. Its structure is very hard, similar to titanium and metal. Zirconia has poor electrical and thermal conductivity. It is excellent in corrosion resistance. Zirconia is a smooth material. Therefore, it does not form bacterial plaque and is easy to maintain.
Zirconia implants can be used for treatment in cases where one or more teeth are missing or complete tooth loss is seen.
Zirconia dental implants are a unique option for patients with hypersensitivity to titanium. Due to its structure, zirconia causes less allergic reactions than titanium. In addition to patients with allergic reactions, zirconia dental implants can be preferred for patients who do not want to place metal in their body.
It is almost impossible to distinguish zirconia implants from natural tissue. Zirconia implants are a good option for patients who want to replace their missing teeth but have cosmetic concerns.
Since zirconia dental implants are white in color, even if the dental crown, dental bridge or dentures wears out over time, it will not look bad because there is no metal underneath. With traditional dental implants, a gray tint may appear along the gum line after a while. Zirconia implants, on the other hand, remain bright and white for many years.
Zirconia dental implants have a very high success rate. It can maintain its structural integrity throughout its lifetime. This is because zirconia is not an abrasive material. Zirconia implants are designed to last a lifetime, just like titanium implants.
The production cost of zirconia material is higher than titanium. Therefore, zirconia dental implants are slightly more expensive than titanium dental implants.
Although titanium has a longer history and reliability when it comes to dental implants, zirconia implants are a good alternative thanks to its non-metal structure and aesthetic appearance.
Zirconia implants are an effective, safe and valid alternative to titanium dental implants. Dental implants made of zirconium material are an extremely durable and natural-looking tooth replacement solution.