Watch this interesting video which compares ceramic implants made of zirconia with titanium implants.
While titanium implants are known for strength and durability backed by numerous research studies, metal-free zirconia implants are known for their bio-compatibility and ease of maintaining them.
Dental Implants –
- effective solution for missing teeth
- Popular dental implant materials
Ceramic implants –
- Made of Zirconium oxide (ZrO2) – zirconia (metal-free) implants
- Titanium implants
- Strong, light material
- Used to make airplanes and a lot of other things: From wedding rings to artificial hip joints
Difference between the two?
|Ceramic Implant||Titanium Implant|
|Margin at gum level||Margin at bone level|
|Easy to Maintain||Difficult to maintain
(breeding ground for bacteria)
|Relatively new; long-term data not available||Longer and successful track-record; ample research data available|
|White in color; hence, better aesthetics||Grey in color|
|No metal aura||Visible metal aura around the gum-line|
|Corrosion resistant||Prone to metal corrosion triggered by fluorides
present in (water supplies, toothpastes and mouthwash)
|Hypoallergenic (allergy-free)||Not suitable for people with metal allergies|
Now that you know the difference between ceramic and titanium implants, make an informed decision regarding which one to choose.
If cost of dental work in your home country has been bothering you, then you may want to consider titanium or ceramic implants in Mexico or Costa Rica, where they are a lot more reasonably-priced than in the United States.