Zirconia biocompatible implants are a relatively new type of dental implant gaining popularity in the Australian dental community, combining the strength of zirconia with its’ natural tooth-like appeal. Dr Dean Licenblat has actively pioneered the use of zirconia implants, being the first dentist in Australia to place them with his patients at Sydney Dental Aesthetics and Implants (SDAI).
What is zirconia?
Zirconia is a naturally occurring, metal-free, highly biocompatible and non-corrosive ceramic. This means that it is compatible with the human body, offering high acceptance rates without causing any adverse reactions. It’s successful in bonding to bone, allowing bone to grow around the implant material in the same way it does around natural tooth roots.
Why choose zirconia biocompatible implants?
One of the obvious benefits of zirconia metal free implants is that they do not contain any metal, unlike traditional implants. This makes them much less likely to affect people with metal allergies, sensitivities or autoimmune diseases.
Another benefit of zirconia biocompatible implants is that they are aesthetically pleasing. This is because they are white in colour, so they blend in with the natural teeth. They’re perfect for discerning patients who are concerned about the appearance of their implants.
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How long do zirconia dental implants last?
Zirconia is naturally lightweight, but also extremely strong and resistant to wear and tear. In fact, it’s so strong it’s often used in hip replacements! With proper care, zirconia metal free implants can last a lifetime.
If you are considering dental implants, zirconia biocompatible implants offer a multitude of benefits over traditional titanium implants.