Any time you are dealing with a restorative dental procedure, there will be pros and cons to the treatment and the materials used. At Dream Dental Implant Center, we use multiple dental implant options to match our patients with the best procedure for their oral health. The longevity of a dental implant will vary based on a number of patient factors from your genetics to the way you care for your oral health. For a dental implant to last and do its job properly, it needs proper maintenance. The All-on-4 dental implant is used to restore missing teeth in the mouth. We often use zirconia with dental implants because of it’s ability to withstand high amounts of pressure, and it bonds with the bone.
Zirconia is much harder than acrylic, which makes it a great option for individuals that clench or grind their teeth. Selecting the right material is based on your oral health, CAD/CAM technology, and several other factors. We prefer screw-retained implant bridges for patients seeking a natural looking restorative dental treatment. CAD/CAM helps to resolve the issues we can see with casting distortion with other dental implants.
Zirconia is known for being highly elastic, which helps to increase implant stability and cross arch stabilization. Porcelain prosthetics and other materials can have issues with chipping where a zirconia implant has a lower percentage of chipping problems, due to the strength of the material. Success rates of zirconia based implants have been positive, with 99% of patients seeing successful outcomes for their implant.
For more information about dental implants and procedures, contact Dream Dental Implant Center in Salt Lake City today!