Following the placement of dental implants, final restoration is required. Our team at Dr. Dickerson’s office specializes in ceramic/zirconia implant restoration, offering the most biocompatible crowns that are conscious of both functionality and beauty.
Dental Implant FAQs
Dental implants are one possible form of restoration when there is tooth loss and replacement is necessary. A dental implant is a surgical element that affixes within the jaw in order to provide a stable support for a dental prosthesis (e.g., a crown).
- Cosmetic Advantage: Metal implants often present a gray hue through the gums or around the edges of the crown. Ceramic implants are white and mimic natural teeth exquisitely.
- Metal-Free: Research continues to suggest that the dental application of metal implants can result in negative health implications for the patient. Therefore, the use of non-metal ceramic implants avoids any such potential ramifications.
- Immunologically Neutral/Biocompatible: Zirconia has no free surface electrons, making it an inert material. Thus, studies show that it does not act as an interference field within the energetic meridians of the body.
- Healthy Integration: Growing research indicates that zirconia poses little to no risk for peri-implantitis. In other words, it generally heals readily to healthy bone and rarely accumulates inflammatory bacteria. Therefore, many of the leading biological dentists find zirconia implants to have higher long-term success rates than metal implants.
As with any care provided at Dr. Sharon Dickerson, the decision to use ceramic implants first begins with a comprehensive exam and a thorough diagnosis using advanced 3D radiographic images when necessary. If after this conversation the patient and doctor determine that a ceramic implant is the ideal choice for treatment, then we will begin assisting the patient in preparation for that process.
Dr. Dickerson and our team implement special measures to ensure each patient is sincerely and holistically cared for before, during, and after their dental procedure, taking any steps feasible to safeguard optimal results and a positive experience
Once the ceramic implant has fully integrated and healed, Dr. Dickerson will replace the temporary prosthetic with a long-term solution (e.g., a permanent crown) that is custom fabricated to enhance the patient’s smile. During the delivery of this prosthetic, a holistic approach is taken to provide optimal functionality, esthetics, and biocompatibility.
“I am totally thrilled by my new smile!!! Dr. Dickerson is exceptionally talented at taking old, worn-down teeth and making them look youthful and natural. The transformation is amazing! Everyone on her team is warm, caring and so attentive. I’m always greeted with a smile and love the comfortable and friendly atmosphere.”