All Ceramic, Metal-Free Holistic Dental Implants

Great for Allergies and Sensitivities

Most dental implants are still made of titanium which is a bio-compatible metal used for over 60 years to replace missing tooth roots. All ceramic/non-metal implants are the newest material being offered and has numerous advantages ‐ primarily for people with true metal allergies or sensitivities. However, the dental implants Dr. Locante recommends are made of ceramic and are classified as non-metallic. It is very biocompatible with bone. Because of the compatibility, the jawbone grows around the implant making it firm and stable.

Ceramic Dental Implants or Zirconia Implants

Ceramic dental implants or Zirconia implants are the newest advancement in dental implantology. The one-piece ceramic implant contains no metal whatsoever, and is aesthetically more natural looking than any titanium implant.

Dr. Bill Locante is one of the few implant dentists in the country who is placing ceramic implants. The Zirconia ceramic implant procedure is not the same as the titanium implant ‐ which is considered as more the traditional kind of dental implant.

Dr. Locante is a nationally renowned implant dentist with a primary practice in dental implantology. He has been at the forefront of dental implants science and innovation since 1988. Dr. Locante is a regular speaker abroad, and continues teaching dentists all over the world.

After graduating from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Dental Surgery, he promptly developed an interest in the promising field of dental implants.

Dr. Locante says, "Advances in implant science were really just beginning and I was captivated with the real solutions they provided to my patients. This is an area of practice where a doctor can greatly improve the quality of a person's life."

Advantages of Ceramic Dental Implants

They're Great for Allergies and Sensitivities: An increasing number of individuals suffer from metal allergies, sensitivities or other immune reactions. Placement of non-metal, ceramic implants is a new and effective solution to these challenges.

They're Holistic Friendly: For those choosing a holistic protocol for healthcare and prefer a non-metal option, this all ceramic/zirconia implant is an excellent choice.

They're Aesthetically Beautiful: Ceramic implants are more attractive in appearance since they closely match natural teeth. The beauty is in the naturalness of the material.

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Metal Free Dental Implants

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Zirconium is a metal, however what we use is the ceramic portion of that which is the zirconia oxide. With using the zirconia oxide, we are able to create the zirconia (or ceramic) implant, thereby creating a metal free implant. These implants are white, beautiful and the body responds to them as well as it would to any titanium implant.

Zirconia implants are great for those patients with a true metal allergy to one or more of the components of titanium. As dental implants increase, we have more patients with metal allergies having the zirconia/ceramic implants.

The holistic crowd loves zirconia implants as it goes right in line with their health philosophy of no metals. The metal free crowd wants no metals in their mouth, and this gives them that option. Everyone can have all zirconia or all ceramic implants as a foundation, and then of course be able to have the all ceramic or all zirconia restorations or bridges on top.

Dr. Locante is one of the few doctors that provides all zirconia implants. Dr. Locante also lectures and teaches other doctors how to do the technique, as there is just a little more involved with zirconia implants than your standard implants.

Metal Free Dental Implants

This video explains more about Metal Free Dental Implants and why they are used today for more patients.

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Dental implant treatment offers firm, stable, and natural looking teeth. Patients can eat almost anything they like and can smile with confidence once again.

Dr. Locante isn't just an implant dentist, he's a world renowned authority in the field of dental implantology.

Our Contacts

Nashville Dental Implant Center
Dr. William Locante
317 Seven Springs Way, Suite 204
Brentwood, TN, United States 37027
Phone: (615) 373-0888