There are two types of dental implants that can be placed in the mouth. The most common dental implant is made out of titanium. The other type is called a ceramic dental implant. One reputable brand of natural implant is from Straumann called Pure implant.
The doctors at Atrium Dental now provide both systems for their patients. Both the doctor and the patient will collectively decide which type of implant to choose. Titanium implants qualities include; high strength, biocompatibility, and durability. Pure implants have many of the same qualities plus being esthetic, natural and metal-free. Also, Pure implants are great options for people with metal allergy.
The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants have a natural-looking ivory color which most closely resembles the color of natural tooth roots. This gives a natural look for patients who have thin gums. For patients with thin gum, who choose metal implants, the darkness may show through.
A survey conducted in Europe with more than 250 participants showed that more patients would prefer a ceramic implant over a titanium implant even though treatment costs were slightly higher. Popular reason included the implants being more natural and metal-free.
At Atrium Dental, for patients seeking non-metal implants, we would recommend the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant system. Both the implant and the attachment would be made of strong zirconia ceramic. Also, the crown covering the top of the implant will be a metal-free porcelain crown. For further questions, you can make an appointment for a free consultation. Please contact our office at 480-940-4321.