Front Tooth Replacement with a Zirconia Dental Implant
This is a case where the patient lost a front tooth a few years before. As time went by the patient realized that wearing a removable partial denture also called “flipper” was very uncomfortable and affected the ability to socialize with confidence. Dental implants had been contemplated for a long time but there was an objection to titanium dental implants which are metal. Also a history of allergy to various metals was of concern. As a result the only option for non-removable metal free tooth replacement was a zirconia dental implant. The implant was placed and immediately oufitted with a temporary crown and within an hour the patient left the office with a fixed metal free tooth.