I am allergic to titanium, can I get implants?

Are you considering dental implants, but are concerned about a potential titanium allergy? You're not alone. Many patients share this concern. Fortunately, at Columbia River Dental, we have solutions that cater to your unique needs. 

Understanding Titanium Allergies

Titanium is a metal widely used in dental implants due to its high compatibility with the human body. However, a small percentage of people may experience a titanium allergy, characterized by symptoms like skin rashes, implant failure, or even chronic fatigue syndrome. It's essential to discuss any known allergies with Dr. Jonathan Feller before considering dental implants. 

Alternatives to Titanium Dental Implants

If you're allergic to titanium, don't lose hope. There are alternatives available. Zirconia, a type of ceramic, is a popular option. Zirconia dental implants are hypoallergenic, making them a safe choice for patients with metal allergies. They also offer excellent durability and a natural-looking appearance, matching the color of your real teeth. 

The Benefits of Zirconia Dental Implants

Zirconia dental implants go beyond being hypoallergenic, offering practical benefits that make them a notable choice. Renowned for their durability, these implants resist wear and tear, ensuring a long-lasting solution for tooth replacement. 

Their corrosion resistance adds to their reliability, while the non-conductive nature makes them comfortable in everyday use. What sets them apart visually is their natural look – the white color seamlessly blends with your natural teeth, providing an aesthetically pleasing result. In essence, choosing zirconia means opting for a solution that combines durability, corrosion resistance, comfort, and a visually harmonious restoration.

The Procedure for Zirconia Dental Implants

The process for zirconia dental implants closely parallels that of titanium implants. Dr. Feller, our experienced dentist, will begin by evaluating your oral health and assessing bone density. This initial step is crucial to confirm your candidacy for the procedure.

Once established as a suitable candidate, the implantation occurs through a minor surgical procedure, where the zirconia implant is precisely placed in the jawbone. This step sets the foundation for a secure and lasting tooth replacement.

Following the implantation, a crucial healing period ensues. During this time, the implant fuses with the jawbone, ensuring stability and integration. Once the healing process is complete, a custom-made crown is meticulously attached to the implant. This final touch not only restores your smile but also reinstates full chewing ability.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

At Columbia River Dental, we value your health and comfort above all. If you're considering dental implants but are worried about a titanium allergy, we invite you to explore the benefits of zirconia dental implants with us. Dr. Feller and our experienced team are here to answer all your questions and guide you through the process. Don't let allergies stand in the way of your perfect smile. Call us today at (541) 296-2581 to schedule your consultation.