Non-metallic or holistic dental implants are made from zirconia, a type of ceramic. Zirconia dental implants have several advantages:
- Holistic approach that uses no metal.
- Enhanced cosmetics.
- Zirconia is a very strong, naturally occurring substance.
- It is a one-piece implant with no connections where bacteria can grow.
The doctors at the Farber Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants will discuss your options with you and make a recommendation regarding the use of titanium or zirconia dental implants depending on your needs and preferences.
Performed without a scalpel and requiring no sutures, LANAP™ creates an environment for regeneration of the tissues around your teeth (gum, bone, cementum, ligament) that are lost due to periodontal disease.
This is an FDA cleared treatment for periodontal disease and is backed by many scientific studies. The procedure is performed by a select group of dental professionals around the United States.
Body Health Connection
For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other infections in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may link periodontal disease to other chronic conditions.
Research has shown, and experts agree, that there is an association between periodontal diseases and other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.
When an inflammatory condition is suspected or diagnosed, it is important to consult with both a general physician and a dental health professional, such as a Periodontist. Sometimes the only way to detect periodontal diseases is through a periodontal evaluation.
Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF)
There are two types of sinus lift procedures provided in our office. Your procedure will depend on the amount of bone you have left. Sinus augmentation is a simple procedure that allows the sinus floor to be raised, thereby allowing the placement of dental implants.
Implants are placed in the regenerated bone, usually 6 months following the sinus augmentation procedure (or at the time of the procedure when possible).
Various bone grafting materials are used to encourage your bone to grow quickly. These materials help stabilize the dental implants. The graft materials are replaced naturally by your own bone as it grows into the area.
Implants can now be placed in a predictable and successful manner in the areas of the upper jaw where there is minimal bone.