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Dr. Marla Wilson

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Why dental implants?


You have multiple options for tooth replacement. However, a dental implant is the best choice if you want a smile you can show off that feels natural. And no one will be able to tell a tooth was ever missing!


Dental implants are strong, secure and you never even feel them in your mouth! The ceramic dental implant is your optimal choice to gain back the ability to be able to eat without discomfort or pain.  It’s like turning back the clock.


Studies show that people with a full set of teeth tend to live longer lives. Missing teeth are linked to diabetes, obesity, depression and insecurity. Fortunately, dental implants can help prevent or reverse some of these serious health issues.


Did you know that a dental bridge only lasts 7-10 years on average and a partial denture only lasts a couple of years? Do you want a permanent tooth replacement solution? Dental implants are made to last a lifetime when properly maintained.

What is a dental implant?

The implant body or post is the portion of the implant that is inserted into the jawbone. The implant body integrates with the jawbone and becomes the anchor for the new tooth.

The implant abutment is the portion of the dental implant inside the crown. Sometimes the abutment is created with the implant body as one piece. Other times, it is separate and attached to the implant with a screw. The abutment shapes the gum tissue and supports the crown.

The dental implant crown is the portion of the dental implant you see, but if done correctly, no one can tell it is not a natural tooth. The crown is bonded or cemented to the implant abutment and is commonly made of a ceramic or zirconia material because of its naturally white color and strength.

Ceramic vs Metal

Which implant type is preferred

Strength: Ceramic and metal implants are strong and can last a lifetime.

Aesthetics: Ceramic implants are white and never show through the gums like metal implants do. (See photo)

Biocompatibility: Metal can cause many adverse reactions in the body, but ceramic implants are 100% metal-free.

Tissue Friendly: Ceramic implants are gentle on the tissue, where metal implants can make tissue recede or inflame.

Titanium Implant Ceramic Implant

Concerns with Metal Hypersensitivity

Some of the most common autoimmune disorders seen with metal sensitivity are:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis.[8],[9]
Other disorders and symptoms seen with metal sensitivity are:
  • Type I diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, cognitive impairment, Parkinson-like trembling, severe depression, acne, physical and mental exhaustion.[8],[9]
Some of the localized symptoms that occur from metal dental implants are:
  • Symptoms can also be local such as: erythema, labial oedema or purpuric patches on the palate, oral ulcers, gingivitis, geographical tongue, angular cheilitis, perioral eczematous eruption, or lichenoid reactions localized on the oral mucosa.Other systemic symptoms can be: atopic dermatitis, muscle, joint, and nerve pain, neurological problems.[8],[9]

About Dr. Marla Wilson

Indianapolis cosmetic dentist, Marla Wilson, DDS, graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry as salutatorian of her class in 1994. Since then, Dr. Wilson has continuously and enthusiastically pursued post-graduate education. She has received cosmetic and neuromuscular training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and aesthetics training with The Rosenthal Institute and The Nash Institute. This Indy dentist is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, and the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation.

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Why I Choose Z-SYSTEMS Ceramic Implants

"Zirconia is an optimal dental implant material because of its toothlike color, mechanical properties, biocompatibility within the body, and low plaque affinity."

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