Ceramic implant is one of the most preferred implant studies in today's dentistry. This method, known as the white implant among the people, is wondered by many patients who have dental health problems.
Tooth loss is one of the most disturbing ones among dental problems. Missing teeth cause a bad appearance in the mouth. In addition, missing teeth can cause disturbances in the general tooth appearance. For the correct and healthy functioning of the dental and oral system, the teeth must be complete. Implant teeth have the feature of being used instead of missing teeth and fixed to the jawbone.
What is a Ceramic Implant?
Titanium dental implants have been used in dentistry for many years. Ceramic implant types are becoming more and more common. One of the most important reasons why this new application is attracting attention is that titanium carries a risk of wear.
The titanium element, which carries the risk of corrosion, may spread to other tissues and organs through the mouth, causing damaging results. In addition, titanium is not suitable for every body. It can cause infections in some patients.
Ceramic implants, on the other hand, do not contain metal content such as titanium. Therefore, they do not wear off over time and do not spread throughout the body. Although zirconium, which is the basic material used in ceramic implants, is actually a metal, it is subjected to special processes and gains a ceramic structure feature. For this reason, this material is called zirconia in dentistry.
Metals such as titanium, although handled delicately, can wear and corrode over time. This can harm not only dental health, but also general health. The zirconia used in ceramic implant treatment is not easily worn and can be used safely for years.
What are the Advantages of Ceramic Implant?
In terms of dental health, ceramic-zirconium implant is a very effective solution. Bacteria that reproduce on the teeth are generally not found on the ceramic surface. Thus, gum health is more protected. Ceramic dental implants not only reduce the risk of infection. Such implant types are more compatible with the body than metal ones. The root area and its upper part can hold onto the ceramic implant more strongly.
In dental treatment, not only health but also aesthetic appearance is extremely important for patients. Zirconia implants are more suitable for the natural and healthy appearance of the teeth. In terms of color, it is closer to tooth tones. Moreover, ceramic implants are cut and shaped much easier. It offers you a corrected real tooth appearance, in a way that cannot be noticed by outsiders. This implant, which can be shaped at any time, usually has white/ivory color tones.
Although the zirconia implant does not contain metal, it is a very durable material. It does not corrode easily, does not melt, and resists pulling. Ceramic implants, which provide integrity with the tissue, are much harder than metals such as steel. It does not give a feeling of discomfort during use. It does not cause discoloration on the gums like other metal implants.
Ceramic zirconia implants are medical devices that can be used as roots instead of missing teeth. Implants are fixed to the gum and bone. In some cases, surgical space can be made for these roots. Bridge/crown work is then performed for the roots attached with the screwing method. Implants are modern solutions used to replace dentures, which are no longer preferred today.
How is Ceramic Implant Treatment?
Ceramic implant treatment is a procedure that should be done in accordance with the rules and usually takes a short time. The gingiva is first opened for screwing. Then, the bone section is reached and a slot is created for the place where the screw will enter. When the implant is finished, the gingival tissue is placed again.
How long does it take to get an implant?
The implant insertion time is 30 – 60 minutes for one session. Local anesthesia is performed before performing gingival and dental bone work. Usually, the area to be implanted is anesthetized with a needle. After the needle is shot, it is necessary to wait for 10-15 minutes without taking any action. Then, 10 – 20 minutes of work is done to lift the gingiva and make a socket on the bone. Attaching the implant with a screw does not exceed an average of one minute. Then, the closing process is performed and the session is completed.