The Zeramex family of ceramic implant products; Made in Switzerland.

Why consider implants?

There are many reasons for tooth loss, including sports accidents, advanced tooth decay, periodontitis or a secondary condition of a disease. If you have experienced any of these, then you are probably already aware that dental implants are often used to address the problem.  However, Dr. McKenzie offers some of the finest options in dentistry to close gaps in the teeth and dramatically improve form, function and aethetic.  One of the very best options — Zeramex Ceramic Implants — may be just the implant solution you’re looking for.

Benefits of Zeramex Ceramic Implants

Since an implant is a permanent solution, the materials used must of course be biocompatible and must not be identified as foreign bodies by your immune system. Implants made of high-performance ceramic, known as zirconium dioxide, are ideally suited and are becoming increasingly popular. This material is especially biocompatible in the human body and can therefore be a good treatment option, especially in patients with pre-existing conditions and allergies.

Here are some additional benefits to consider:

Gums love ceramics

Zeramex ceramic implants are safe. Zirconium dioxide ceramics are highly biocompatible and corrosion-resistant, i.e. they are not broken down by the body. Furthermore, ceramic implants are not affected by contact with certain oral bacteria or other dental materials. This reduces the risk of inflammation of the surrounding gums.

Metal-free / corrosion-resistant

The biocompatibility of the ceramic leads to natural blood circulation in the gums and reduced inflammation and bone resorption. Studies have shown that the blood flow of the gums around ceramic is similar to that of a natural tooth.
Titanium, on the other hand, significantly reduces the blood supply to the adjacent gums by nearly one fifth (18%) compared to a natural tooth. Studies also show that bacteria are less likely to adhere to ceramics than to titanium. This promotes oral hygiene and helps patients prevent gum inflammation.

Minimize risks

Ceramic implants from Zeramex reduced two of several risk factors that can lead to inflammation around the implant in the long term.
  1. Metallic corrosion: Ceramic implants from Zeramex are 100% metal-free and corrosion-resistant.
  2. Plaque: Zeramex ceramic implants have a lower plaque affinity.

Outstanding aesthetics

The demands placed upon dental restorations have changed within recent years. In addition to health considerations, aesthetics are now an important part in choosing the right dental implant solutions.
The 100% metal-free Zeramex ceramic implants are aesthetically and functionally impressive as artificial tooth roots. The white colour of the zirconium dioxide is visually superior to the grey titanium, as there is neither a grey margin around the restoration nor a dark implant core that can shine through the restoration.

Schedule a consultation to see if Zeramex is right for you! (803) 788-0900

Zeramex ceramic implants are an outstanding option for many circumstances, but you must be evaluated. Schedule your Zeramex evaluation with Dr. McKenzie today.

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