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America’s Dental Expert

All Zirconia Implants

With dental implants becoming more popular and prevalent, and implant education readily available on the internet, patients can do their own research and hear from friends and family how their implant treatment went.

One area of contention is all-zirconia implants. Dental implants are typically made of titanium alloy. But some dentists place implants made of zirconia.

Why would they do this? you ask? Zirconia implants are white, while titanium implants are dark gray and look like a traditional metal. There can be major problems with zirconia implants, though, that might not make them suitable for implant treatment.

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