Dental implants create beautiful-looking smiles for patients all over the world. Traditionally, dental implants are composed of a titanium dental implant post, which creates the foundation for the crown and connecting abutment. Surgical-grade titanium is used because it is biocompatible and able to integrate with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. Dental implants are a great choice for patients with varying degrees of tooth loss who desire a healthy, secure, and natural-looking smile.
For patients who prefer a metal-free alternative, ceramic implants are available. Like traditional dental implants, ceramic implants are biocompatible and able to fuse with the jaw bone. Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers NobelPearl™, the ceramic dental implant created by Nobel Biocare™. NobelPearl is a unique, two-piece ceramic dental implant that provides optimal aesthetics and security.
Benefits of Ceramic Dental Implants
Ceramic dental implants offer the same functional and oral health benefits of metal implants while also possessing a few unique benefits that many patients value.
- Enhanced aesthetics. Unlike metal implants, where the implant post may shine through the gums, the ivory-colored ceramic implants blend in with the surrounding teeth for a natural-looking smile.
- Hypoallergenic. Although rare, some people have shown an allergy to the titanium used in dental implants. Ceramic implants are hypoallergenic and well-tolerated by the body. Whether patients have a proven metal allergy or simply desire a metal-free alternative, ceramic implants should be considered.
- Soft-tissue compatibility. Ceramic implants are proven to integrate with the soft tissues for a secure, healthy, and natural-looking appearance.
- Cement-free. NobelPearl uses a connecting piece that is completely free of cement.
It is important to note that ceramic dental implants are typically more expensive than traditional dental implants. At Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we strive to make your oral surgery treatments as affordable as possible. We work with many insurance companies and accept several forms of payment, including payment plans. Please review our Insurance & Financial Information page to learn more.
If you are interested in a metal-free alternative to dental implants that delivers healthy, strong, and beautiful results, ceramic implants such as NobelPearl should be considered. Oral surgeons Dr. Miller, Dr. George, and Dr. Leet at Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offer NobelPearl ceramic dental implants at their practices in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, and Brookings. We will create a dental implant treatment plan designed to optimize your oral health, oral function, and smile. If you are ready to review your tooth restoration options, we encourage you to call Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today.