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Can You Get Metal Free Dental Implants?

If you need to have dental implants to replace missing teeth, then you will usually be offered a standard implant, which includes metal fixings. These are fine for the majority of people, but if you have had a reaction to titanium or nickel alloys in the past, then you may be wary about having metal in your mouth indefinitely. Finding non-metallic dental implants can be difficult, since most dentists only offer the standard versions of implants. However, we can offer you a metal-free ceramic version for peace of mind.

What Are Metal Free Dental Implants?

Dental implants which are metal free have zirconium dioxide (Zirconia) and ceramic materials in them instead of the traditional titanium or aluminium fittings. These have been designed to help people with sensitivities to have natural-looking teeth. Zirconium is also considered to have less allergen than other forms of materials. In addition, the zirconium material is also a lot stronger than aluminium or titanium implants, which means that they are more durable.

What Are The Advantages of Metal Free Dental Implants?

There are several advantages to getting metal free dental implants, apart from lack of allergens and an increase in strength.

  • Faster healing time after fitting. The process where metal implant bases are fitted into the mouth is well known, and may have already been explained to you by your dentist. Metal free implants are fitted in much the same way, but as they are a more tissue–friendly there is less immune response, no heat/cold sensitivity, and better healing
  • More attractive appearance. Because they are a white colour the colour of the gum will always be pink and identical to your natural teeth (metal implants are placed deeper to hide below the gum level)
  • Ceramic implants are a one piece design, meaning there are no sub-gingival connections for where bacteria could accumulate
  • Inflammation and bleeding is very rare to happen around the gums surrounding ceramic implants
  • Ceramic implants are placed at gum level, making it easier to clean and maintain

If you are unsure which tooth replacement option will be the most suitable for you, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.

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By Dr Gursh Bajwa



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