When searching for a method for tooth replacement, dental implants may be an option.
However, as a practice that emphasizes what’s best for the body, we typically do not recommend dental implants at this time, unless you are interested in ceramic dental implants.
Because of its metal nature and the fact that the body sees implants as a foreign body (as it should because it naturally does not occur in nature nor in our bodies), it may be in the best interest to have a denture or bridge rather than a traditional titanium dental implant.
Even though tearing down neighboring teeth is not a good option when considering a bridge, it may be better to do that than forcing your body to accept a metal post that you may become sensitive to later on in life.
Ceramic or porcelain or zirconium implants are here to stay now. They are still relatively new in the United States, with only two companies achieving FDA approval. We actively place Z-Systems Ceramic Dental Implants and have seen some great results with gum regeneration, biocompatibility, and aesthetics. If you’re interested in learning more, please check out these other articles on Zirconium implants: