Zirconia is a relatively new treatment, so its lifespan is unknown. Long-term data is not yet available. However, if properly cared for, zirconia dental implants are expected to last 15 to 20 years or longer, similar to titanium implants. Prettau zirconium bridges have a 99 percent success rate according to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, with only nine replacements in the first five years.
With proper maintenance, these restorations can last for decades or even a lifetime. Zirconia dental implants look great and are white, so they blend in perfectly with your smile. They are also metal-free and suitable for nearly every patient. Zirconium crowns are made of zirconium dioxide, which is a type of material related to titanium.
These crowns are incredibly strong and fracture resistant, and can easily last 15 to 20 years with proper oral care and regular visits to the dentist. Like titanium metal implants, zirconium dental implants can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene habits and regular preventive care to maintain dental and gum health. Since their introduction, zirconium dental implants have proven to be as effective as titanium dental implants. A dental crown is a dental restoration that covers the entire visible surface of the tooth to prevent it from suffering extensive cavities or fractures, or a tooth that has been compromised due to endodontic treatment.
For more information on zirconia dental implants, call 803-400-8729 or schedule your appointment online at Downtown Dental Excellence. This modern, state-of-the-art office offers patients in the Cleveland area a full range of general and cosmetic dental services, from routine checkups to complete smile changes.