A holistic and neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Azadeh “Amy” Khajavi offers full mouth reconstruction using dental implants through her practice Excellence Dental in Rosarito, Baja California. Azadeh Khajavi’s practice is the only office in Mexico that offers patients metal-free, zirconia dental implants.
Many dental implants are anchored to the jawbone using titanium materials. However, those materials present not only aesthetic challenges but also immunologic problems in some patients. As an alternative to titanium implants, oral health practitioners have developed new implant materials that provide strength similar to titanium but without the downsides.
Zirconia, one such material, has advantages over titanium in that its color is suitably tooth-like, it has low plaque affinity, and it is biocompatible. An innovative white ceramic, zirconia is Food and Drug Administration accepted for use in dental clinics.
Unlike titanium, zirconia does not degrade over time as a result of corrosion. Moreover, zirconia implants are designed in one piece, meaning they do not include sub-gingival connections that can harbor harmful bacteria.
In addition to dental implants, dentists use zirconia to form crowns and bridges.