Zirconia oxide implants are the newest most bio-compatible material on the market. This means they are not only hypoallergenic but that they will integrate seamlessly, your gum tissue will grow back up the tooth like it would on your natural tooth. They have been FDA approved since 2011 and are corrosion resistant, holistic-friendly and will not conduct electricity or heat.
Another positive to these implants is their color. Because they are ceramic they are white like teeth not gray like metal, which can leave a noticeable line near the gum line. They are also ONE-piece, which eliminates the space for bacterial growth that can cause halitosis (& that bad taste in your mouth), a low grade inflammation around the implant and bone loss.
Some criteria of being a candidate for these implants are being a non-smoker and having no advanced gum disease. The implants are wider than the traditional metal implant or mini-implants so you would need enough healthy bone available to place them. Dr. Bertolini can evaluate your oral tissue and bone health and recommend a periodontist who can place them for you. Your smile is waiting!