Although conventional titanium-based dental implants virtually never cause a reaction, South Florida Center for Dental Implants & Periodontics has offered metal-free dental implants since 2013. We respect that each patient’s physiology and concerns are unique and therefore offer this holistic option to fit our patients’ lifestyle and preferences.
Zirconia dental implants are made primarily from a biocompatible ceramic called zirconium dioxide and are considered non-metallic implants. They function much like traditional titanium dental implants and are preferred by people that have (very rare) titanium sensitivity/allergy or prefer a more holistic approach to dentistry and tooth replacement. Similar to traditional dental implants, they bond to the natural jawbone and become a replacement for natural tooth roots which can support ceramic crowns or caps or permanent bridges to replace missing teeth.