Choose Metal-Free Dental Implants
When considering the best materials to replace missing teeth, modern implant dentistry now provides an all-natural alternative to the conventional titanium solution.
Ceramic dental implants offer a metal-free, biocompatible, and white tooth replacement option that can naturally brighten your smile. While metal dental implants made of titanium and trace alloying metals have been widely used by dentists, they pose several disadvantages when compared to our metal-free dental implants in Apple Valley, MN.
Titanium implants have more potential to cause:
- Gum irritation
- Allergic reactions
- Dark shadowing in the gums over time
For their health and aesthetic benefits, our implant dentists offer metal-free dental implants with a 5-year warranty.
Benefits of Zirconia Vs. Titanium Implants
The latest generation of zirconia implants have the following benefits over titanium implants:
- Zirconia implants are white and display a pink-to-white hue in the event of recession, which occurs over the lifetime of an implant. Recession around titanium implants will present as grey in the gum tissue.
- Zirconia shows a higher degree of biocompatibility with the gum tissues, recorded as lower rates of gum inflammation and allergic reaction than compared to titanium alloys.
- Zirconia has no potential for galvanism (i.e., electricity charge produced by metal implants) and is more resistant to chemical corrosion relative to metal alternatives.
Replacing Teeth with Zirconia Implants – What to Expect
The process for replacing your teeth with metal-free dental implants in Apple Valley, MN is the same as for conventional implants. The first step is to visit our practice and discuss your unique health, function, and aesthetic goals.
Before your next visit, our team will use 3D imaging and digital impressions to plan the precise placement of your dental implant(s). Implant post must be placed at the precise location, angle, and depth to make same-day results possible.
Although a complex procedure, pre-planning makes the process simple for you and us on the day of your surgery. When you return for your surgery, we’ll make sure you feel comfortable with sedation dentistry treatment.
We’ll then harness our pre-planning to strategically place your dental implant(s) into your jawbone. If we were able to achieve proper stability and torque (as we frequently do), we’ll immediately load your new tooth or bridge of teeth so you can leave the same day with a complete smile!
Find after dental implant procedure instructions here!
Does Insurance Cover Zirconia Implants?
Dental insurance may cover your zirconia dental implant treatment, but this won’t always be the case. We encourage you to contact your insurance provider to learn about your benefits.
We are in-network with Delta Dental, MetLife, Cigna, HealthPartners, United Healthcare, United Concordia, and GEHA and are happy to file any claims on your behalf. We also offer an in-house savings plan and provide dental financing through CareCredit® and Proceed Finance. We can help you apply for financing.
Most applicants receive instant approval and the loan amount they need to break monthly payments into manageable amounts. Our insurance and financial coordinator can help you determine which solution is best for you!
Go metal-free and enjoy a brighter smile!