FAQ #2: Why Would I Need A Ceramic Implant?
In continuing with our discussions around implants, we present to you one of the most frequently asked questions out there. The answer will vary from patient to patient and our team at Schecter Dental is here to individualize what a ceramic implant might mean to you, your mouth and your health.
More generally, anyone can need an implant at any stage of life. Implants are not recommended for people under the age of 20, however from ages 20-90 years of age you can safely have an implant placed in your mouth.
There are many reasons one may need an implant in their mouth. Reasons vary from breaking a tooth, to having an infection in the mouth, or around a specific tooth.
The need for an implant does NOT mean one has poor hygiene. It actually may have nothing to do with oral hygiene. An implant is a fixed tooth solution when one needs a tooth to be replaced.
Ceramic implants provide patients with a metal free option as opposed to a titanium based implant. It is estimated that at least 10% of the population is hypersensitive to metal. This sensitivity can cause systematic issues in the body that create major problems to not only your oral health, but also your bones, joints, skin and energy level.
Stay tuned to see some of the problems associated with metal hypersensitivity in our next post about Problems With Metal In The Body.
Overall, your dentist should guide you through the process and create a plan with you if or when you do need an implant that makes you comfortable with the decision that you choose.
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