A safe, effective alternative to traditional titanium implants
At our office we want to make sure we give our patients treatments that don’t have harmful side effects. In recent years, it has been found that things like mercury fillings, and other common dental techniques, may not be healthy.
We are wary about putting metal your mouth, as the mouth can be a gateway for the health of the entire body. Traditionally, dental implants are made out of titanium, which is thought to be biocompatible. Still, some patients’ bodies reject titanium implants, as titanium allergies are on the rise. Also, the metal can impede electrical currents through the area that may affect organs or other body parts.
A Metal-Free Option
Dr. Chandler uses special metal-free implants that are made out of a high-performance ceramic. Research shows that this kind of implant is extremely biocompatible, meaning your body accepts the material well. The gums heal well around the implant after the procedure. We also like these ceramic implants because they are naturally white and have great appearance. Traditional implants can look good, but sometimes a gray ring appears at the bottom of the new tooth, which can be unsightly. These ceramic implants also discourage plaque and tartar buildup.
These implants and the associated procedure are very safe, as shown in clinical trials. They are approved by the FDA.
And it isn’t just the implant material that is metal-free. We can even use ceramic drills and instruments, making the whole procedure metal-free. This is vital for those people who are not compatible with conventional titanium implants, or who may be allergic to various metals.
We believe that it’s important to take a holistic approach to dental care, as dental problems are connected to health issues in the rest of the body. Metal-free options are an important way to keep you and your family healthy.