Dental implants are a reliable and popular way to replace missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, which simply rest on the gums, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone. This provides a much more secure fit and helps to preserve the mouth’s natural shape. Among the types of implants, zirconia implants can be an option for patients who visit the Maine Center for Dental Medicine in Skowhegan, Maine.
Zirconia is a strong, durable ceramic material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel. While they may cost more, they are highly desirable for many patients. Dr. Mohammad Imam finds that patients often choose zirconia over traditional titanium metals because they are in line with biological dentistry services and offer a safe alternative.
Advantages of zirconia dental implants include:
While both zirconia and titanium dental implants replace missing teeth, key differences exist between the two materials. Titanium is a metal, while zirconia is a ceramic. Zirconia is also more biocompatible with the human body and does not trigger metal sensitivities in patients with allergies. This makes it a reliable, obvious choice for patients who want metal-free dentistry.
Zirconia dental implants will last a lifetime with proper care. You must brush and floss around zirconia implants to keep them clean and free of bacteria like natural teeth. It is also critical that you visit the team at Maine Center for Dental Medicine for regular professional cleanings so that we can check the condition of your implant and the smile as a whole.
Zirconia dental implants are typically more expensive than titanium dental implants because they are made from ceramic material. However, many patients find that the benefits of zirconia make it worth the investment. Dental implants, in general, are a wise choice for patients who want a long-lasting solution to their tooth loss that doesn’t require a removable appliance.
Dr. Mohammed Imam will help you develop a personalized treatment plan for your smile. This may include multiple appointments over several months to place the implant and give it time to fuse with the jawbone. After that, we can then attach a custom-made porcelain crown, which will restore the look and function of your tooth and complete the process.
If you are considering dental implants, ask your dentist about zirconia implants. They are a reliable option for replacing missing teeth. The Maine Center for Dental Medicine can be reached by calling (207) 474-9503.
A graduate from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Mohammed Imam began his practice in Nigeria and moved to the United Kingdom to continue his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Residency.
With over 30 years of expertise Dr. Imam regularly updates himself on modern techniques and methods whilst continuing to invest and perform procedures using the best technology and equipment to ensure his patients receive the best and most bio-compatible oral care possible.
Dr. Imam’s areas of specialty include implant dentistry, TMD and Orofacial pain. He is also SMART certified and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
An alumnus of New York University, Dr. Shafiulla Khan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over his 35 plus years of practicing dentistry. He is well known for his passion to improve his patients’ lives with his service. While being a SMART certified professional, Dr. Khan’s areas of specialty includes Tempro-mandibular Disorders, TMJ therapy and smile make overs. He remains a prestigious member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) amongst many others.