We offer our patients the latest in biological and holistic dentistry, using the best training and cutting edge dental implant technology… ceramic dental implants.
What are ceramic dental implants?
- Ceramic dental implants offer better aesthetics, with an all white colour and design which closely mimics our natural teeth.
- They are ultra-bio-compatible. The surrounding gum wraps around the implant just like it does for a real tooth, offering better gum health.
- They contribute to a more healthier and natural smile.
Why choose metal free ceramic dental implants?
- Ceramic dental implants are made of zirconia. Being a non-metal, zirconia does not suffer corrosion. It will not conduct electricity or heat. As a bio inert material, it will never trigger chemical reactions or migrate to other body sites.
- Corrosion is the gradual degradation of materials by electro-chemical attack. This is a concern particularly when a metallic implant is placed in the hostile electrolytic environment provided by our oral cavity.
- The clinical significance of metal degradation related to metallic dental implants is evidenced by corrosion and wear products found in the tissues surrounding the implants. These products can ultimately lead to bone loss around the implant.
- Many authors report increased concentrations of local and systemic trace metals in association with metal dental implants. These metals become ions in the body and bind to body proteins. For those that react to these, the body will try to attack this structure, starting a chain of reactions which can lead to many symptoms including chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Zirconia is inert and therefore hypoallergenic. With the growing number of people who are developing skin sensitivities, allergies and have compromised immune systems, zirconia dental implants might be a great option. Labs using MELISA technology have reported that about 4% of all patients tested to titanium will be allergic to it. For those suffering from allergy to an implanted titanium, symptoms can be multiple, ranging from simple skin rashes to muscle pain and fatigue.
- Several studies show that titanium alloys contain nickel which can trigger health problems in patients with nickel allergy.
- Zirconia is 100% white meaning that patients with thin translucent gums, or those prone to gum recession will not end up with a grey area at the gum margin.
- Zirconia is non conductive.
- Being all white means that zirconia more closely mimics what nature created.
- Ceramic dental implants offer you a more beautiful and natural smile.
- Zirconia implants are designed to withstand tremendous masticatory forces.
- They are well known for its durability and inflexibility under pressure, which are excellent qualities for dental devices.
One piece design
- Traditional implants consist of two components, the fixture lodged into the jaw bone and the overlying abutment that sits above the gum line, joined together with a fixation screw.
- Micro movements can occur when these pieces meet together under our intense chewing pressure, creating moist, warm areas where anaerobic bacteria can colonise.
- Toxins released from bacteria can lead to inflammation around the implant, eventually leading to bone loss.
- Zirconia dental implants are a one piece design. This means no junctions and therefore no micro movements between implant parts.
This all contributes to its excellent bio-compatibility and contributes further to implant success.
Ceramic implants do not interfere with the movement of energy through our body meridians.
One stage surgery
- In most cases, immediate placement of the implant after tooth extraction is achievable. This allows you to enjoy a shorter implant process.
- No incisions may be possible in cases where there is no infection and have sufficient bone. This ensures a less invasive surgery and means a faster and a more pain controlled recovery.
Due to its excellent bio-compatibility and the inherent strength of Zirconia, you will enjoy natural comfort and function after ceramic implant placement.
Karim is one of the very first (and few) dentists in the state of Western Australia to place zirconia implants
He was taught and mentored by dentists from Europe and the United States. Having more than 95% success so far, he treated patients from as young as 26 years old and as old as 77 years old. He treated patients who flew over from the east coast just to have the treatment done, to those patients he is very thankful for their trust.