Ceramic Dental Implants
Ceramic implants made from zirconia offer a metal-free alternative, providing an option for patients who feel nervous about metal implants, or have allergies to particular metals. Many patients have concerns regarding metal sensitivity and prefer a non-metallic approach to dental treatment - including dental implants. Ceramic implants have the same success rate as titanium-based implants.
Ceramic dental implants sometimes offer a more aesthetically attractive solution, mimicking the shade of natural teeth and avoiding the dark grey coloration of metal showing in the event of gum recession.
Dr Ferguson uses the Swiss-based Zeramex implant system which is well-supported by scientific studies. In general terms, treatment with ceramic dental implants is identical to treatment with titanium implants.
Alternatively, if you are investigating options to replace an entire arch of teeth , a suitable option may be All-On-4™ treatment. This treatment involves inserting four titanium implants into your upper or lower jaw , to support a custom-made full arch bridge onto the implants as a permanent treatment. (Ceramic implants are generally less suitable for the All-On-4™ surgical protocol). With careful positioning of the implants, titanium’s unique ability to integrate into the natural bone structure of the jaw offers unparalleled stability and support.
Consult Dr John Ferguson
To learn more about ceramic dental implants and our other services from All-On-4™ to jaw osteotomy and teeth extractions, schedule a check-up appointment with Dr John Ferguson at his Box Hill clinic. Contact us today.