This post shows before and after photos of a failing root canal, and the ceramic implants that the patient has now.
In this case, the patient had previously gotten two old-fashioned root canals at another dentist, one of which had failed and created a nasty infection.
In this case, the patient had a “pimple” in her gum that was actually a fistula that was filling up with infection from a root canal infection. We removed the tooth, packed it with sticky bone, and the area is now ready for a beautiful new implant.
After 3 failed surgeries at other dentists, Dr. Vane was able to place both a successful graft and a dental implant.
Here’s a great example of how all the modern technology we use can really heal bone quickly in preparation for placement of a new dental implant.
Zirconia is actually a ceramic, and the body tends to adapt really quickly to the zirconia implant – it tends to be more biocompatible. Zirconia has a high fracture-resistance, it doesn’t corrode, and it has a high longevity due to wear-resistance.
Ceraroot implant / zirconia ceramic implant. I will posting a lot more content about this in the future. Check out the benefits Moonlight Beach Dental offers you. Save money at the dentist with The Moonlight Beach Dental Savings Plan. Schedule your consultation or request an appointment online.
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Compared to titanium, zirconia dental implants are non-corrosive, bacteria-resistant, more biocompatible, and have no discoloration at the gumline.
If you thinking about all-zirconia dental implants, you should know that the tissue really loves them.
Most dentists and oral surgeons do not know how to place or restore them, and many people consider them more holistically-friendly and biocompatible than titanium.
Did you know that a vitamin D3 / K2 deficiency is associated with proper bone health and skeletal development? Or that vitamin D3 is essential for healing from any dental surgery?
This patient was under the regular care of another dentist who poorly placed an implant 2 years ago. That implant almost immediately failed.
The dentist also did not address the failing infected root canals, the pus around the implant, or the extensive decay eroding her teeth.
One of the common concerns that we hear about from the people coming into our office has to do with the metals used in titanium implants. Some people are concerned about the metals that are essentially being incorporated into a part of their body, and want to know about non-metal alternatives.