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Ceramic Vs. Titanium Dental Implants

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.

 

Video Transcription:

Dental Implants – effective solution for missing teeth

Popular dental implant materials

– Ceramic
– Titanium

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.