Both ceramic and titanium dental implants can be effective options for tooth replacement. However, ceramic implants have some potential advantages over titanium implants, including:
Biocompatibility: Ceramic implants are made from materials that are more biocompatible with the human body, which may reduce the risk of allergic reactions or inflammatory responses.
Aesthetics: Ceramic implants are white and more closely resemble natural teeth, which can make them a more attractive option, particularly for front teeth.
No metal: Ceramic implants do not contain metal, which can be beneficial for patients with metal sensitivities or allergies.
Lower heat conductivity: Ceramic implants have lower heat conductivity than titanium, which may help to prevent damage to surrounding tissues during implant placement.
Less corrosion: Ceramic implants do not corrode over time like some titanium implants, which may improve the longevity of the implant.
It is important to note that ceramic implants are not suitable for everyone, and the decision to use them should be made in consultation with a qualified dental professional. Factors such as the patient's medical history, the location of the implant, and other individual factors may influence the choice of implant material. at Anne Swart Clinic we use the implant system NobelPearl, because it’s 100% metal free. Also our titanium implants are from the NobelBiocare brand.