Zirconia Dental Implants – Why Choose Metal Free?

Zirconia Dental Implant Model

Zirconia implants are all ceramic dental implants, which means they are completely and naturally free from metal. If you are someone with a metal allergy or just someone who despises the thought of permanently inserting metal in your mouth as a tooth replacement, you are in luck! Metal free dental implants are here to save the day, they are the innovative option that provides patients with a more organic solution to teeth replacement.

The implant material itself (Zirconium Dioxide), is a highly biocompatible and non-corrosive ceramic, that serves the same purpose as a metal or titanium implant but offers different benefits.

Why choose zirconia dental implants?

Unlike titanium implants, Zirconia is a naturally white material and is unnoticeable in gum recession, giving no unwanted tinges of grey along the gum line. As a result, Zirconia is the more aesthetically appealing option leaving little to no visibility or evidence of a foreign tooth in the jaw, perfect for thin gums or bone.

Additionally, Zirconia retains less plaque and tartar than that of titanium, giving it leverage when concerning oral health. The following pros for choosing Zirconia also reflect why metal free might be the right choice:

No Corrosion

Zirconia is non-metallic and will not corrode over time like other implants that can cause nasty autoimmune reactions.

Equal Performance

Zirconia implants are integrated into the position of the missing tooth and jaw line in the same way titanium implants are, providing equal performance to its alternative.

Chemical Free

Prone to a sensitive mouth? Or just prefer to take the holistic approach to your health treatments? Zirconia is not only compatible with human tissue, but it is also naturally chemical free, the bio-inert material from which they are made will not affect adjacent tissues of surrounding teeth and won’t trigger chemical reactions.


They possess low bacterial attraction meaning it is easier to obtain a clean and healthy implant. The ceramic surface of the implant makes it tough for bacteria to attach itself too, resulting in less chances of gum inflammation.

Zirconia Dental Implants – Do They Last?

Although Zirconia is a reasonably new treatment, its strength and fracture resistance has proven to be a long-term success as a tooth replacement. The natural material is lightweight, but incredibly strong and is designed to withstand the force of chewing, effectively recreating the functions of the original tooth.

If you are looking for an aesthetically natural, non-corrosive and low allergenic option with zero metal mechanisms, then zirconia implants may just be the option for you!

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Dr Dean Licenblat – Australian leader in Zirconia Metal Free Dental Implants

One of the few dental practitioners in Australia offering zirconia metal free implants, Dr Licenblat is a leader in this field, having undertaken a Master’s degree at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany.

He performs implant surgery dentistry at his practice in Sydney’s Martin Place on a daily basis and teaches the technique to dentists all around the world. Dr Licenblat has recently been appointed as a head lecturer for the Australasian Academy of Implants (AIA) and a Founder of the Australian chapter of the prestigious and well- respected California Implant Institute.

Find out more about Dr Dean Licenblat HERE

Interested in metal free dental implants? Choose Zirconia as your next best dental implants option today! Contact us for a personal consultation.