Dental implants are structures, usually bolted, morphologically trying to replace the root of a tooth.
Depending on the material they are made, there are two types of dental implants:
- The titanium: the mechanical properties of titanium are very favorable and allow us a lot of prosthetic solutions to restore the tooth crown. They are most commonly used for its mechanical properties and the possibility to screw the crowns inside the implants.
- The zirconium: are used in patients with allergy to titanium, which is rare, or in patients who do not want to use metal inside your body. In addition, it is also used by holistic dentistry, a branch of the specialty that seeks to treat the patient from a holistic and integrated manner to the body.
Problems of dental implants
Regarding zirconium dental implants, which have been used much less, crowns can not be screwed, but it will cemented. The implants are generally single phase, ie, the root and crown are in the same body. This entails many problems when making the prosthesis as sometimes the specialists in dentistry have to carve the implant itself.
Thus, the problem of zirconium implants is that, by the morphological characteristics of the material fracture much easier. In addition, there is an aesthetic risk, because being a single and rigid limits us greatly depending on the locations of the implant.
Duration of dental implants
Studies durability of implants without complications give them both the same problems and the same duration. But also tell us that the duration of the zirconia implants, they become long in the mouth is significantly lower than that of titanium.
Zirconium implants are an alternative but must develop much more material to be at the same level as titanium dental implants.