If you have lost a tooth, you will of course look for the most suitable option for you when getting an implant. Unlike any other treatment, it mimics the root of the tooth. It is a structure that comes into contact with the bone. Today, there are several options when choosing materials for implant applications.
ceramic and titanium implant
There are two types of implant structures: Ceramic and Titanium implants. A ceramic implant is a single component that is surgically placed in your jaw. Now advanced systems are available with implants sprayed with ceramic particles on a titanium structure.
TITANIUM DENTAL IMPLANTS
Titanium has been used for decades to reconstruct the root of a tooth. Since the 1960s, it has been the material of choice because it is durable and integrates well with bone. A titanium implant consists of three parts: the implant post, abutment and restoration. First, the post is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once the bone has healed, an abutment is added to it to attach your customized restoration. The implant portion is placed in the jaw to provide a strong bond to stabilize your new tooth.
Titanium is generally more affordable and more resistant to cracks and fractures than ceramic. As a result, it can be a cost-effective solution.
CERAMIC DENTAL IMPLANTS
Ceramic implants are relatively new. They have only been used in the US since 2009; however, they have been commonplace in European countries for much longer. They are made of only 1 piece, so they require more precision when placing. Ceramic posts are often recommended for patients with metal sensitivity.
Ceramic implants have evolved
ONE-PIECE CERAMIC IMPLANTS
In other words, implants made entirely of ceramic zirconium.
CERAMIC IMPLANTS OVER TITANIUM
Ceramic implants are FDA approved and effective to last for many years. Although they can be more costly than titanium, they offer a more natural look as there will be no dark ring near the gum line.
WHICH DENTAL IMPLANT MATERIAL IS BEST?
Titanium implants are more affordable and can last 20 years or more with proper care. Although often the preferred choice, ceramic posts have the advantage of being metal-free and equally durable. Ceramic is also biocompatible to blend in with your body’s overall health.
WHY ARE CERAMIC IMPLANTS PREFERRED TODAY?
Until now, dentists have mainly preferred titanium implants.
As we explained at the beginning of our article, people want to get older but not age.
As a result of the desire to stay young and healthy, holistic approaches and treatment methods are preferred to combat some systemic diseases and autoimmune diseases.
WHEN WERE CERAMIC IMPLANTS FIRST APPLIED?
Ceramic implants were applied in the years when implants were first discovered, but there were some PROBLEMS with these applications, these PROBLEMS are usually related to the breakage of the implant.
For this reason, zirconium implants, which contain both white and hard durable material, have also become popular methods.
The aim of all these is to create a ceramic and bone connection in contact with the body.
WHAT HAS CHANGED WITH THE PRODUCTION OF CERAMIC IMPLANTS WITH METAL INSIDE AND CERAMIC OUTSIDE?
Implants with ceramic surfaces that provide the biocompatibility of ceramic with metal have provided a specific area of use for the sector and for individuals with immune system diseases in a holistic approach.
IN TERMS OF HOLISTIC HEALTH, THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN TERMS OF HEALTH IN APPLICATIONS TO THE BODY IS PERSONALIZED SOLUTIONS?
For this reason, the treatment to restore or maintain the health of the person is decided together with the physician, so the physician is the authority here.
As a dentist, we offer our patients a range of our own methods in terms of materials and treatment methods to be used while offering treatment options.
In this holistic approach, the patient’s body structure, allergies and health history are as important as the patient’s wishes.
In this selection, it is important that the materials to be used develop with technology and that this development is based on proof. For this reason, the technological development of ceramic implants is very exciting.
As with all implant systems, technological developments in ceramic implants lead us towards conscious choices about the range we offer to our patients at this point.
HOW IS A CERAMIC IMPLANT PRODUCED?
When the surface of a titanium implant is made into a structure with a ceramic surface by spraying ceramic particles on its surface, its neck, that is, the part where it is connected to the gum, should also be considered.
In other words, this part must be biocompatible. In this sense, the neck parts of the implants developed in this sense, that is, the parts connected to the gum, contain gold.
Imagine that the inside of an implant is made of titanium and a very strong structure, that is, the part that connects the bone and the tooth is ceramic and the part that connects with the gum is gold, so the whole system is developed according to tissue compatibility.
WHAT IS THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE CERAMIC IMPLANT TO THE DENTIST?
Technological development should facilitate human life and be functional, in other words, it should offer the dentist a durable and safe usage area with ease of application.
For our patients, technology should be suitable for the body’s wishes, and individuals who want to age and maintain their general body health should produce and use materials suitable for this logic.
Likewise, the implant to be used in our business partners, that is, our technicians, should provide ease of use in technological terms.
Within the knowledge of all these, we, as tooth transplantation, have to consider the health of our patients first. During this observation, we work in cooperation with medical doctors and want to make their treatments successful by choosing materials suitable for the holistic health of our patients.
Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive consultation and discuss your preferences to create a personalized treatment plan.