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Zirconia Implant: Metal-Free, Allergy-Free Strong, and Beautiful
The goal of modern implant dentistry is to restore physiological function, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health to individuals who have missing teeth. Zirconia Implant has gained popularity as it’s metal-free, has aesthetic appeal, sturdy, has a low chemical attraction to plaque, has high resistance to infection, and does not trigger an allergic reaction.
Reasons to Replace Titanium Implants
Reasons for Metallic Titanium Implant Replacement
The need for conventional metallic titanium implant removal and replacement with metal-free zirconia implants has arisen because dental industry research and experience in dental practices indicate an increasing number of dental patients finding themselves incompatible and intolerant to metal titanium implants after developing negative reactions such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivity, and allergies with metal. According to recent studies, around 10-25% of the German population no longer tolerated titanium implants and has an allergic reaction to the metal.
Some people prefer to remove and replace their metal alloyed titanium and replace it with metal-free zirconia implants because they believe that titanium implants exhibit an antenna effect with 3G and 4G networks causing the surrounding bone to heat up.
The Potential Complications of Metal Titanium Implants
In general, conventional dentists think that dental implants should not cause any long-term side effects or complications, but titanium impurities may pose a risk of an allergic reaction, hypersensitivity, toxicity, inflammation of the bone, and bone loss due to their metallic properties. According to the consensus conference (2006), 80% of patients with titanium implants suffered from gum inflammation within five years. This gum inflammation favors the development of heart disease since the bacteria travel via the gums to the heart.
In addition, heavy metals from alloyed titanium can permeate into your cells and lead to atypical health conditions and even chronic disease, including a variety of nervous, digestive, and immune issues. Sometimes, metallic titanium dental implants may not integrate and heal against the jawbone. In these unfortunate situations, patients may need to surgically remove their metal titanium implant and replace it with a metal-free ceramic zirconia implant that has superior biocompatibility.
The Main Reasons for Titanium Implants Removal
Titanium implant removal service is offered to those unfortunate situations that no longer justify saving a dental implant.
What Are the Symptoms of Titanium Intolerance?
According to the International Journal of Implant Dentistry, an alloyed titanium implant usually releases and deposits titanium oxide particles into the surrounding tissues due to implants’ corrosion and wear. These titanium oxide particles usually cause different reactions in every individual. One kind of titanium reaction is called a hypersensitivity reaction which could cause implant failure. The other kind of titanium reaction is allergy and intolerance reaction among people, which is also called “particle-induced inflammation.” This inflammation reaction may cause the following symptoms:
Diagnosing Titanium Allergy
Some researchers believe that titanium particles are too large to penetrate the skin to cause skin hypersensitivity and systemic hypersensitivity; they believe that patients are reacting to impurities of titanium, for instance, nickel, chromium, and cadmium.
If you feel that you might be allergic to titanium impurities in your dental implants, you may ask your medical or dental professional to give you a diagnostic test such as a patch test or a vitro blood test to detect metal allergy. These tests are called the lymphocyte test, the lymphocyte migration inhibition test, or commercially available as the “MELISA TEST.”
The LAPIP® Procedure
THE PREDICTABLE SOLUTION FOR AILING IMPLANTS
If your dental implant causes you problems, gum and bone tissues around your dental implants become infected, or your dental implant is failing, you need to do conservative and non-invasive LAPIP® (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis procedure) to attempt to save your implant rather than going through dental surgery.
Dr. Maryam Horiyat is a LAPIP® Certified Clinician.
DR. HORIYAT, A LAPIP Expert provider in Orange County
MODERN LASER SOLUTIONS FOR FAILING IMPLANTS
Removal of Titanium Implants
Titanium implants are removed without putting any stress on the body through a holistic metal extraction process. Using a special system called “Implant Removal Set®, Neobiotec”, the titanium implants in most cases can be unscrewed from the bone without causing a typical bone defect. Then, a fully metal-free ceramic zirconia implant can be inserted directly into the same bone cavity if the patient’s state of health allows it.
Zirconia Dental Implants: an Alternative to Titanium
So, what if your test shows that you are allergic to titanium impurities? Does it mean you have to choose traditional and uncomfortable dentures or bridges over fixed and natural tooth implants? NO COMPROMISE. For patients who test positive for titanium allergy, metal-free zirconium oxide (zirconia) implants are the optimal solutions for them. Since zirconia is primarily made from ceramic, not metal alloyed titanium, you won’t have to be concerned about allergic reactions.
Zirconia Vs. Titanium Implants
Easy On Immune System
Not Black at Gum Line
Healthy On Your Body
Titanium Allergy: the Bottom Line
Since allergic reaction to titanium alloyed metal is rare but possible, it is a good idea to consider the MELISA test. If you are suspected to have an allergy to titanium impurities, you may schedule a visit with our holistic and biological dentist to discuss the other options that can help you restore your teeth and maintain your healthy-looking smile and body health.
Dr. Maryam Horiyat
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