At Optima Dental, Dr. Saleh is highly skilled and experienced in zirconia dental implant surgery and restoration. He was the first to introduce zirconia implants to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and has been successfully placing them since 2008.
What Are Zirconia Dental Implants?
Zirconia dental implants are metal-free ceramic implants that offer superior biocompatibility and have superior tissue and bone integration. They are an excellent alternative for patients who have metal allergies.
Zirconia dental implants are made of ZrO2-TZP (Zirconium Dioxide-Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal). Zirconium dioxide is one of the most studied and researched ceramic materials and is preferred for its strength, durability, and natural appearance. The implants are among the safest alternatives to titanium and have been safely used in orthopedic surgery since the 1980s.
Zirconia implants have several advantages over titanium implants:
- Highly biocompatible and tissue friendly
- Superior esthetics with no gray gumlines
- Corrosion resistant
- Do not conduct electrical charge
- Do not contain traces of titanium or any other metal
The images below show Dr. Saleh’s zirconia dental implant procedure.
- Missing tooth
- Implant in place
- Completed procedure with a crown restoration
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Zirconia implant placement is a technical and sensitive procedure that requires superior surgical skills and care. Dr. Saleh has been placing the implants since 2008 and continues to be the only provider in Portland for this treatment. Call us or schedule an appointment online for a complimentary consultation.