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Ceramic Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. But not all implants are created equal.
Ceramic Dental Implants

How Dental Implants Work

The implants we place are tiny ceramic posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The posts integrate with the surrounding bone, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.

This also helps preserve facial structure, preventing the bone loss that occurs when teeth are missing.

Why Choose Ceramic Dental Implants?

For years, dental implants have been made with titanium alloys. Though strong, these metal devices have a few key drawbacks – and ceramic has a few key advantages.

As with dental restorations, ceramic offers far better aesthetics than metal. You don’t ever have to worry about gray lines or shadows showing if your gums should recede a bit. Nor does ceramic shear or corrode over time as metal can. In fact, some scientific evidence suggests that ceramic implants allow for both better blood circulation and bone retention than metal implants.

Broadly biocompatible, ceramic implants also sidestep the risk of creating galvanic currents in the mouth – a phenomenon that occurs when more than one type of metal is in the mouth and has been linked to an array of systemic health troubles. (This also accelerates metal corrosion.)

Step One to Restoring Your Smile with Implants

The place we start is with a comprehensive dental exam, health history, and dental imaging. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Yoshida or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon we refer you to. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work closely with you to help make your procedure a success.

How the Implant Procedure Works

Dental implants are essentially anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once they have integrated with the bone, restorations are attached to them, mimicking natural teeth.

For most patients, placing the implants requires two procedures. The first is surgical placement of the implant(s) into the jawbone. For the first three to six months after surgery, the implants are below the surface of your gums, gradually bonding with the bone. You should be able to wear temporary partials or dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.

Once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, the surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Yoshida will take impressions. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. Replacement teeth are made over these.

While the entire process typically takes six to eight months, most patients don’t experience any disruption to their daily life.

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