Comparing Titanium to Zirconia Implants
|•||Biocompatible: Both materials are biocompatible, this means that the body will not reject them, they both have properties that offer high acceptance rates.|
|•||Osseointegrate: Both materials have been shown to successfully osseointegrate. Osseointegrate is the medical term that indicates healing, the bone successfully heals and grows around the device, bonding the bone and implant together.|
|•||Little to No Allergic Reaction: There have been a few very rare reports of allergic reactions to titanium, and there are no reports of allergic reaction to zirconia.|
|•||FDA Approved: Both materials have been approved by the FDA for implantation into the jaw bone performed by a medical professional. They are considered safe with no notable adverse reactions.|
|•||Lower in cost.|
|•||The fact that it comes in three pieces means that we have more control of the tooth.|
|•||Is a stronger material.|
|•||Has more history behind its success.|
|•||White in color, if the patient has considerable tissue loss, the implant will be less visible than the dark metal.|
|•||Nickel free, though the level of nickel in titanium is scarce, some patients are highly sensitive to it. Other patients worry about the obvious metal of titanium even though zirconia is also a metal, most patients recognize it as being a crystal and therefore more holistic.|
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