New York City cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS offers several types of dental implants to provide his patients with the latest advancements in tooth replacement technology. In addition to more traditional titanium dental implants, Dr. Kosdon also uses holistic, metal-free zirconia dental implants that can create long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results that many patients prefer. Created entirely from zirconia—a durable, high-quality ceramic material—these one-piece dental implants are well-tolerated by the body and eliminate the possibility of allergies and discoloration that can be problematic for some individuals.
The benefits of metal-free zirconia implants can include:
- A strong ceramic makeup. These zirconia restorations are proof that metal is not necessary to create a durable implant! Not only is zirconia an extremely sturdy material that often creates long-lasting results, but one-piece implants such as these can reduce the chance of breakage by minimizing potential weak points.
- A beautiful, natural-looking shine. Zirconia implants are known for their natural white appearance. More impressive yet, the material is highly resistant to stains and darkening.
- Only one minimally-invasive procedure is required. Our zirconia implants feature a one-piece design, meaning the crown and abutment are attached. This can make for a much quicker, less intensive procedure and recovery.
- Lower risk of infection. In addition to their unique design, these implants are hypoallergenic, non-corrosive, and biocompatible, which reduces your chances of adverse reactions.
Patients who adhere to a holistic lifestyle — as well as those who do not — appreciate our zirconia implants for their ability to provide long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing results. For more information about zirconia implants and their many benefits, contact our practice to schedule a consultation.
Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on May 17, 2017.