Lost teeth can cause many dental problems. When your teeth are in place normally, their roots will stimulate the jaw bone and keep it healthy. However, when a tooth is lost, the underlying bone is no longer stimulated and starts to deteriorate.
Missing teeth also create gaps where colonies of bacteria can fester. These bacteria form plaque, which in turn leads to tartar. Each one is harder than the last to remove, and we will need to schedule a comprehensive dental cleaning if it gets to that stage. Oral health problems can also lead to problems in overall health as well.
The Need for Dental Implants
To prevent these problems, we install dental implants. They consist of crowns that look and act like regular teeth, connected to a titanium post that bonds with and stimulates the underlying jaw bone just like a normal tooth root would.
But Periodontal Associates offers NobelPearl ceramic implants, which are a cut above the rest. Read on to find out why.
What are NobelPearl Ceramic Implants?
Most people think of gold and metal fillings when they consider implants, and while those options enjoyed their era of popularity, dental patients today increasingly want natural-looking prosthetic teeth. Metal and gold implants are on their way out and dental experts, reading the signs of the times, have developed a However, metal-free implant known as the NobelPearl ceramic implant.
NobelPearl has a two-piece cement-free connection, which gives it greater flexibility than one-piece or cemented implants. Because this type of implant doesn't use cement, there is no risk of excess cement (which can cause the soft tissue to become inflamed) during the procedure attaching the implant to the jaw bone.
NobelPearl Attaches Easily to Bone and Tissue
This two-piece implant doesn't use any cement in its internal connection, which boasts a natural soft-tissue look. Designed as an alternative to titanium-based implants, the NobelPearl implant can attach easily to soft tissue and has a much lower risk of inflammation. It is made of zirconia, which functions similar to the substances found in natural teeth. These implants are also shown to have a low affinity to plaque.
The screw that holds the implant in place is made to withstand chewing forces thanks to its carbon fiber structure. Remember how implants are supposed to bond with the underlying jaw bone to keep it stimulated? This occurs in a process called osseointegration, in which the material in the post that is embedded into the jaw bone bonds with the jaw bone itself because the materials in both are biocompatible.
Experience the Difference
This all goes to show how NobelPearl stands apart from other dental implant options thanks to its high natural look and durability. NobelPearl is the result of several years of specialized dental implant research, and it brings an excellent metal-free option to Periodontal Associates's selection of products. If you have missing teeth, then you need to come in and see what makes the dental industry's only metal-free implant option so amazing.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (971) 317-8414.