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Jun 22, 2023

In today’s episode, Holistic Dentistry discusses ceramic dental implants as an increasingly popular alternative to traditional titanium implants. Concerns about titanium implants, such as reliability and potential breakage, have led to the rise in the popularity of ceramic implants. Ceramic implants, made from materials like zirconia or aluminum oxide, offer advantages such as being lightweight and corrosion-resistant. Recent advancements in ceramic implant technology have demonstrated success rates comparable to titanium implants. Proper placement and maintenance are essential for the success of any dental implant, including ceramic implants.


While titanium implants can break and may cause inflammation due to their low-grade conductivity, ceramic implants do not conduct electricity, resulting in reduced inflammation and bone loss. They are considered a natural and biocompatible option, especially for individuals with a predisposition to allergic reactions or periodontal disease. Ceramic implants offer aesthetic benefits, particularly in the front, as they are white and do not show through the gum like titanium implants. Cleaning ceramic implants is easy, and a water flosser has been shown to effectively reduce plaque. Additionally, ceramic implants are well-suited for patients with autoimmune diseases in the connective tissue disease family, as they lack metals that could trigger allergic reactions or inflammation.


Overall, both ceramic and titanium implants have similar success rates, but ceramic implants provide a viable alternative for those seeking a natural and biocompatible option for dental implants.

Key Takeaways:

[01:00] History of Titanium and Ceramic Dental Implants

[06:30] Properties of Ceramic Dental Implants

[09:00] Titanium Particles Found in Peri-implant Tissues 

[12:00] Ceramic Implants Are a Better Option for Some Patients

[15:00] Zircon Implant is a Better Option for Patients with Autoimmune Diseases

[20:00] Conclusion both Titanium and Ceramic Implants have Similar Success Rates


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