If you are in need of dental implants in Wesley Chapel, FL, you will be happy to know that they have come a long way. Originally, in the 1980’s, dental implants were made solely out of a titanium material. Now, however, dental implant technology has highly advanced and a new, ceramic material is being used instead.
The abutment is the part of the dental implant that rises above the gums. In the past, this part of the dental implant was made out of titanium, but now, it is made from ceramic materials, which are more tissue-friendly.
In 2005, a new dental implant was introduced. This type of implant is made entirely out of ceramics—the abutment as well as the body. This is extremely beneficial because it means that there are no prosthetic connections. Prosthetic connections can be dangerous because often bacteria will grow there. These types of implants, the one-piece Ceraroot implant, were first approved by the FDA to be used in the United States in 2011.
Since they are fused to your jaw bone, it is better to have a non-metal material to avoid corrosion. This is beneficial to our patients because the new dental implants are white and have no prosthetic connections. Due to the white coloring they blend in better and more naturally, and they do not show through the gums as metal implants sometimes used to.
Another added benefit of these new dental implants in Wesley Chapel, FL is that wearers do not have to worry about corrosion as they would with the old, titanium dental implants. Their restorative margin is also at a gum level, which is another added benefit, because this makes them easier to clean using a toothbrush and dental floss.
Bleeding and swelling are less prevalent around ceramic implants as opposed to titanium implants. To find out if the new and imporved ceramic implans are for you, call (813) 528-8900 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!