Tooth loss is actually a fairly common condition — according to the American College of Prosthodontics, 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. But leaving a gap in your smile can lead to negative effects on your health.
When you lose a tooth, your jaw gradually becomes weaker and can lead to changes in your face shape. Dentures and other tooth replacement options don’t prevent this jawbone weakening, but dental implants do.
Dental implants look and feel natural, so it’ll be like you never lost a tooth in the first place. You can also brush and floss an implant the same way as your other teeth, meaning they’re easy to take care of.
As a holistic dentist, Dr. Herrmann refuses to perform any restoration that includes metal. Unfortunately, standard dental implants are secured with titanium fixtures. But titanium is a type of metal, which raises several concerns for Dr. Herrmann. First of all, titanium fixtures are subject to corrosion. Some patients suffer allergic reactions to metal and it also conducts electricity. Titanium-secured fixtures often cast an unpleasant grey shadow that can ruin the esthetics of traditional implants.
Dr. Herrmann only uses ceramic implants from Zeramax and Z Systems. Ceramic implants will never corrode or conduct electricity like implants that contain titanium. Also, these durable, one-piece structures don’t have connections where bacteria can accumulate. Ceramic implants look fantastic and they’re superior to metal in every conceivable way.
For decades, titanium implants have been the industry standard. But in recent years, the dangers of placing metal into your mouth have become apparent. That’s why Dr. Herrmann doesn’t use metal for any of his restorations.
Ceramic implants won’t corrode, cause allergic reactions, or conduct electricity. You can be certain your ceramic implants are in harmony with the health of your body.
The secret to a secure dental implant is the fusion of bone to the fixture — a process called osseointegration. The zirconia these implants are made from is biocompatible, so it won’t harm your body and creates a strong, sturdy bond.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. As long as you brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly, your implants should last for many years to come.
Taking care of dental implants is simple. Just brush and floss daily as you normally would, and visit the dentist every 6 months for regular cleanings.
The all-ceramic dental implants Dr. Herrmann uses are completely safe and designed to protect your health.
Most insurances don’t cover dental implants at this time, but our office accepts a variety of payment options and offers financing plans to make paying for your dental implants easier.
If you have an issue with your implants, call our office as soon as possible at 305-274-0047. We’ll schedule an appointment to fix your implant and address any issues you’re having with your implants.
With ceramic dental implants, you can have a beautiful new smile and confidence in your health. Dr. Herrmann personally knows the dangers that can result from poor dental care and materials, so he’s passionate about making sure your treatment is right for you.
To learn more about the benefits of all-ceramic dental implants, call our office at 305-274-0047 or fill out the contact form on the right side of the page. We’ll get right back to you with answers and information.
Dr. Theodore Herrmann
9220 SW 72nd Street, Suite 205
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 7AM – 5PM
Thursday: 7AM – 3PM