Ceramic Implant and Molars

Aug 30, 2014

Why You Need to Consider a Ceramic Implant for Your Molar Restoration.

Maybe you’ve lost a molar or potentially you have a molar that you are at risk for losing. Now you find yourself contemplating when and how, maybe even if, you will pursue restoration. Perhaps you are on the fence about whether or not restoration is that big of a deal. You know there is a potential that your teeth will drift some, but the cost of restoration has left you considering how imperative it is to follow up immediately.

Whether your tooth loss is very recent or in the past, restoration is often more successful when done sooner rather than later, so making a plan and getting started is important. Your gums are living tissue but so are your bones, including your jaw bone. When you experience tooth loss the bone mass in that area often recedes and shrinks, or thins considerably. Teeth are what help keep that bone material strong, healthy and replenishing itself. Some of the reasons for tooth loss can also wreak havoc on the bone material in the jaw.

When your dentist performs a complete exam, they will be able to determine if your jaw bone is healthy enough for an implant, or if you will need other treatments prior to being able to get your implant. Once your dentist gives you the green light on pursuing an implant, you will likely be given some options regarding implant material.

Many patients consider metal based implants for teeth that are less likely to show in their smile in order to try and save a little on over-all cost. There are some very good reasons to consider ceramic implants, even in areas of the mouth where the silver hue of a metal implant won’t be noticed.

  • Ceramic implants promote soft tissue growth, helping to keep nearby teeth deeply seated in pink, healthy gums thereby promoting the subsequent health of adjacent teeth.
  • Ceramic implants are the most impervious to bacterial colonization, even below the gum lines. Less bacteria equals less impact on breath, and healthier bone, gums and teeth.
  • Ceramic implants are 100% bioinert, making them the best option to help promote bone growth.
  • Ceramic implants are strong; they are durable and made to last a lifetime.
  • Ceramic implants are 100% metal free. Some people can have reactions to the alloys that other implants are made from and some people worry about potential health risk associated with metal in the body. Through a specialized process, all traces of metal are extruded from the material that ceramic implants are made from.
  • Ceramic implants can be placed just as quickly as traditional implants and have more options and choices for dentists than ever before.

    There are a myriad of reasons why ceramic is a good choice for dental restoration. Implants are the strongest and most permanent way to have teeth restored and ceramic is potentially the healthiest choice you can make regarding whole mouth health and maintaining healthy jaw bones and healthy teeth.

Ceramic implants do require a skilled and highly trained team. That training translates into a smooth and relatively fast procedure that has the highest likelihood of success. A full recovery and a flawless restoration that can last you a lifetime.