Overview of Dental Implants
Tooth replacement is about more than filling the gaps in your smile. It’s also about restoring your ability to chew properly, to speak with confidence, and to feel good about yourself. You want a restoration that is comfortable, permanent, and most importantly, undetectable. Dr. Gerry Curatola, founder of Rejuvenation Dentistry®, specializes in the planning and placement of dental implants and restorations that look and feel like your own natural teeth.
Popular Options in Smile Restoration
When you suffer from tooth loss, tooth implants are recommended over dentures. Although dentures have long been a staple of restoration dentistry, many find their temporary nature to be problematic. Poorly adhering pastes and sliding dentures can leave you feeling insecure about your smile, but with dental implants, you can regain your confidence. Eating, laughing, and talking become easy and enjoyable again. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Curatola to learn how he can revitalize your smile with dental implants on the Upper East Side, NY.
Dental Implants Are A Permanent Restoration Designed For Longevity
Why Zirconia Implants? Zirconia is both a tensile and a very durable, dense material. Since it is highly biocompatible (i.e. able to integrate naturally into the body), it is used in dentistry for posts, crowns, implant abutments and dental implants. Moreover, Zirconia matches the color of natural teeth, and is biocompatible making it both a good-looking and superior material in implant dentistry particularly in cases where metal allergies, aesthetics or other compatibility issues are of concern.
Zirconia dental implants are bio-inert, and entirely compatible with hard and soft tissue
Zirconia does not cause allergic reactions and is not sensitive to temperature (since it is thermally not conductive). Given their natural tooth-like appearance, zirconia implants have an aesthetic advantage over titanium implants. While attractive aesthetic results can also be obtained with titanium implants where ceramic posts and crowns are used, this significantly increases the cost of treatment.
Ceramic implants cause very little inflammation, exhibit significantly less plaque formation and in the event of slight gum recession or shrinkage, they do not reveal the unsightly gray lines attributed to titanium implants. Zirconia implants are non-corrosive and have no impact on taste in the mouth. Significantly, Zirconia implants do not cause health disturbances such as galvanization (electro-current disturbance) which naturally disrupts the body’s energy meridians and inter-cellular electric currents, as well as causes or accelerates disease processes.
All of the bone grafting materials that Dr. Curatola utilizes in his practice have been painstakingly selected over decades of research. Dr. Curatola has considered only the most natural, effective and top of the line materials available on the dental market with the greatest consideration of every material’s biocompatibility. All of our selected grafting materials have bacteriostatic properties, and facilitate blood clotting in a bone graft, enabling the material to take on the necessary density. The materials that Dr. Curatola utilizes are rarely utilized by other general dentists or oral surgeons as his materials require more investment of time, educational effort, and cost on the part of the dentist, relative to the most widely used bone graft materials.