Dental implants offer patients of permanent fixed replacement tooth or set of teeth. If you have missing teeth, and want a functional and beautiful solution that replicates the structure, look, and feel of natural teeth closely, then dental implants are likely the optimal solution.
There are many types of dental implant available, and your choice of treatment will often depend on your circumstances as well as your preferences. Titanium implants are traditional used for most types of treatment. However, zirconia implants are the newcomer on the block, and are also available to patients suffering from teeth loss.
Zirconia implants are a fairly new alternative to the popular titanium implants, which have been the popular choice since their inception in the 1970s. They are a type implant made from zirconium oxide, a chemical which is close to titanium in the periodic table, and which happens to fuse to the bone and provide a strong and secure base for replacement teeth.
Many people look to alternatives because they do not want metal such as titanium in their mouth, or because they seek a more aesthetically pleasing dental implant. Zirconia is light weight, strong, and resistant to erosion from chemicals and from fractures. It is also a similar color to natural teeth, and many people choose it because of its aesthetic advantages.