Zirconia Offers Aesthetic and Functional Benefits

Biocompatible & Non-Allergenic

Zirconia is a crystallized ceramic. It is inert, non-conductive, non-corrosive, and highly stable. Because it is even more biocompatible than titanium, the implants offer outstanding rates of osseointegration. The material is also non-allergic, making it a great option for patients with a titanium hypersensitivity.

Superior Cosmetics

Before it was discovered to be a structurally strong and viable alternative to titanium, zirconia was originally used for its highly lifelike qualities. It is totally white, so no visible metal could begin to show over time. Because zirconia implants are made from a single piece, bacteria growth is minimized which promotes better gum health and fresher breath.

Advanced Surgical Placement

As biological dentists, we use ozone therapy and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) when placing zirconia dental implants to facilitate healing, disinfect the treatment area, and speed the recovery process. We also use zirconia drills, meaning that there is no metal touching your body during placement.  

Impressive Success Rates

Because zirconia is non-corrosive, it maintains its structural integrity for a lifetime and boasts very high success rates. In a study published by the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 95 percent of the implants had an overall success rate at the five-year follow-up

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Enlighten Dental upholds the very highest standards of implant care. Our doctors combine the best materials with the most advanced techniques to provide incredibly durable, natural-looking tooth replacement solutions. 

Learn more about your candidacy for zirconia implants by contacting us online or calling:

(604) 876-9228
 

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Implants and abutments can be made completely of titanium or zirconia, or combine the two.

But Are Zirconia Implants More Expensive?

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Not necessarily. The final cost of your implant treatment will depend on several factors including the need for grafting, the number of missing teeth, your overall oral health, and the restoration materials that you choose.

Our doctors are constantly exploring new treatment options to provide the most advanced, yet cost-effective materials for our Vancouver patients. 

What Can Zirconia Implants Treat?

Am I even a good candidate for zirconia implants? 

Zirconia Implants Are a Great Option for Most Patients

Thanks to procedures such as bone grafting and newer restorative techniques, virtually anyone with missing teeth can be a good candidate for dental implants. However, zirconia dental implants are an even better option for patients who: 

Have a Titanium Hypersensitivity

If you are extremely sensitive to titanium, you may experience discomfort, itchiness, or inflammation around the implant site even years after surgery. Meanwhile, zirconia is hypoallergenic

Are Concerned about Cosmetics

Zirconia implants are often recommended for patients who want a very discreet replacement for missing teeth. While titanium implants can sometimes be seen through the restoration or gums, zirconia implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural tissue. 

Want a Holistic Option

Zirconia is always preferable for patients who do not want to place metal in their bodies. As holistic dentists, we recommend that patients at our Vancouver office choose metal-free materials like zirconia whenever possible. 

The Best Dental Office

"Enlighten Dental is the best dental office I have ever visited. The experience of coming here has been exceptional from start to finish. The whole enlighten team is friendly, caring, accommodating and goes out of their way to follow up and make their patients feel good. I could not recommend this place any higher. Thank you to the whole team for the fantastic experience!"

Frankie John - July 2019

Want to Avoid Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting with bovine or human cadaver bone can often be avoided around zirconia implants due to their design and the  zirconia implant’s customizable nature.

What should you expect during treatment at our Vancouver practic? 

The Timeline Is Generally The Same as Treatment with Titanium Implants

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What happens during the actual surgery? 

Will the end results look lifelike? 

Zirconia Implants Are the Most Natural-Looking Option

One of the main benefits of zirconia dental implants is their lifelike, white color. They are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Even if you have thin gums or your dental crown, bridge, or denture wears over time, your results will not be compromised by metal underneath the restoration. Exposed titanium also accumulates plaque, causing inflammation which can lead to bone loss and implant failure.  Zirconia is so smooth that it does not grow bacterial plaque and is easy to maintain if recession occurs.

Compare the look of traditional and metal-free treatments...

Our Patient Results

Traditional implant patient

Before

Traditional implants can cause a gray tint along the gum line over time.

Zirconia implant patient

After

In contrast, zirconia implants remain bright and white for years.

Caring for Zirconia Implants Is Simple

Just like titanium implants, zirconia implants are designed to last a lifetime. Because they are non-allergenic, you can also enjoy peace of mind knowing that your body will not have a negative reaction to the metal.

We also use ozone therapy and PRF during oral surgeries to help you heal faster and minimize your risk of complications. You can also take an active role in your recovery by: 

  • Taking your prescribed medications and supplements
  • Drinking plenty of fluids 
  • Not smoking 
  • Controlling your glucose levels if you have diabetes 

With proper care, regular visits to our Vancouver practice, and a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy the benefits of your new zirconia implants for years to come. 

I'm scared to undergo dental implant surgery with zirconia implants...

Relax throughout Treatment Sedation Is Available

Our team works hard to make your procedure as comfortable as possible. In addition to local anesthesia, we offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide to help you relax during your treatment. Oral sedation is a highly effective medication that can help you feel relaxed leading up to and during your surgery

Most of our patients have found nitrous oxide to wear off within minutes without any side effects.  If you have felt nausea or other adverse effects from nitrous oxide in the past it is likely due to your body’s ability to methylate.  Also, if you know you are MTHFR deficient, you are at high risk to experience negative side effects from nitrous for the same reason.  By simply giving a methyl-B12 shot prior to nitrous oxide sedation, we can protect against its potentially harmful effects.

Discover the Benefits of Metal-Free Implants

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Our highly trained team of doctors in Vancouver can discuss the benefits of zirconia implants over conventional implants during your in-office consultation. If you prefer a highly aesthetic option that has demonstrated impressive success rates, zirconia dental implants may be right for you. 

Schedule your consultation online or call Enlighten Dental at (604) 876-9228 to learn more about your candidacy for this advanced treatment option. 

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Been visiting the office for dental work and holistic healing for a long time. Staff go out of their way to accommodate clients and make the visit pleasant. Great technical expertise and demonstrated skill. Ara is friendly and has helped me tremendously. Only place for me. Andy M.

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Been visiting the office for dental work and holistic healing for a long time. Staff go out of their way to accommodate clients and make the visit pleasant. Great technical expertise and demonstrated skill. Ara is friendly and has helped me tremendously. Only place for me. Andy M.

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Vancouver Office

805 W Broadway
Ste 701 Vancouver, BC V5Z1K1

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (604) 876-9228

Message

Been visiting the office for dental work and holistic healing for a long time. Staff go out of their way to accommodate clients and make the visit pleasant. Great technical expertise and demonstrated skill. Ara is friendly and has helped me tremendously. Only place for me. Andy M.