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Zirconia Implants – St. Louis, MO

Enjoy a Metal-Free Dental Implant

digital image of dental implantOver 500,000 people per year are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth. Although you may think they are all the same, there are different materials that are used. Most implants are made of titanium, but you can enjoy a more successful solution with zirconia implants. Dr. Moreland is the only oral surgeon in St. Louis, MO to offer them. You can enjoy the world’s safest ceramic implant to invest in your smile.

What is a Dental Implant?

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A dental implant is the only prosthetic to replace both the root and crown of a tooth. Traditionally, a titanium implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone to act as a new root. An abutment is attached to the post to connect a custom-made restoration.

Although titanium has been the go-to material for several decades, you now have another option. Zirconia offers a metal-free choice to replace the root of your tooth while anchoring your restoration to your jawbone.

What are Zirconia Implants?

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Zirconia implants have become the preferred choice for patients who want a more bio-compatible solution to replace their missing teeth. Although titanium posts are proven effective, they do contain metal. As an alternative, you can enjoy zirconia dental implants in St. Louis.

Zirconia implants were released in 1987 as a non-metal treatment. They are made of a ceramic material that is white in color. They offer the same superior results as titanium posts; however, they provide a variety of additional benefits.

Benefits of Zirconia Implants

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Zirconia implants provide a reliable, safe, and uniquely designed material that has undergone continuous developments to make them one of the most successful options to replace missing teeth. You will enjoy:

  • Equal survival rate compared to titanium implants.
  • Secure osseointegration due to a hydrophilic SLM surface.
  • Implant and abutment can be prepped.
  • Enhanced strength and durability.
  • Better gum attachment.
  • Less Plaque.
  • Not electrically conductive.
  • Sustained aesthetic results.
  • Ideal for those who have metal allergies.

Invest in Your Smile Today!

Dr. Stewart E. Moreland is board-certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery to offer his patients advanced treatments, like dental implants. He has undergone extensive training to understand the relationship between your oral structures. He is the only oral surgeon in Missouri to offer zirconia implants.

If you are ready to make an investment in your smile and your quality of life, Dr. Moreland can help. After a comprehensive consultation, he creates the customized treatment plan you need to replace your missing teeth. He will determine if zirconia implants are right for you.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a complete smile.