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Dental Implants

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A long-lasting choice, implant-supported dentistry brings you as close to growing new teeth as possible. Expertly placed in the same bone that once supported teeth, you’ll often enjoy the strength and function of nature. Modern porcelains produce a life-like result that may leave you completely unaware that they aren’t your natural teeth. An excellent choice for one or more missing teeth, dentures can also be attached to implants. The stability and sense of confidence you develop with implants will leave you pleasantly surprised.

A custom road map for your return to full dental function when incorporating implants must guide the way. Dr. Jones calls upon the best technology available to help him plan your restorative case. Digital x-rays, 3D mapping, models, photographs and case guides prove valuable. Dr. Jones may use highly regarded specialists, if needed, to bring the components of your case together. But at all times, he serves as the quarterback of the entire plan.

Ceramic Implants

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Dr. Jones offers Ceramic – FDA approved 100% metal free dental Implants as an alternative to titanium implants.  Ceramic implants consist of a pure zirconium oxide, high-performance ceramic as per ISO 13356, and are superior to titanium implants in many areas.

There are many reasons to choose ceramic non-metal implants over titanium:

1. Ceramic implants are more aesthetic, and natural looking thanks to the white material, no gray shadows are visible even with thin or receding gums. Since zirconia is non-metallic and white, it is much more natural looking than titanium. It’s a perfect base color that closely mimics what nature created in the first place.

2.  Ceramic implants are hypoallergenic, which is not the case with metal implants. Surprisingly, many cases of titanium implant sensitivity show up years after surgery when itchiness and inflammation develop around implant sites, thus making it the perfect setup for bone loss and the potential failure of an implant.

3.  Ceramic implants are not only more natural but also integrate better with gums and bones.  Also they are more sustainable, as they create much less plaque accretion than titanium, which reduces the risk of perimplantitis.

4.  Ceramic implants are healthier since they are metal-free, biocompatible, and conduct neither heat nor electrical energy, and cause no irritation to the immune system. The fact that zirconia does not conduct an electrical charge is a big benefit. Bacterial growth on the surface of a zirconia implant is far less likely to adhere due to its non-conductivity, thus creating an oral environment that promotes much healthier gums.  Also since zirconia is biocompatible material it is resistant to chemical corrosion. As a bioinert material, it will never trigger chemical reactions, migrate to other sites in the body or interfere with the maintenance of optimal oral health. Ceramic implants do not interfere with the movement of energy through the body’s meridians, thus ceramic implants are a perfect tooth replacement solution for patients who adhere to holistic health principles