I Have A Metal Allergy! Can I Have Dental Implants?

Posted on April 3, 2021

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Though metal allergies are less common than other types of allergies, they affect some people. You might be one of them! But does that mean you have to take dental implants off the table if you want to replace your missing teeth. Not at all. In fact, many people with metal allergies are relieved and excited to hear that they can receive non-metal zirconia dental implants in Manhattan, NY. 


Say Goodbye to Metal and Hello to Zirconia Dental Implants

When dental implants first came on the market, they were made of titanium, which is a reactive metal. Over time, dentists discovered that some of their patients reacted to the titanium. In other words, they had an allergic response to the metal itself.

Again, this is uncommon, but it can happen. When it does, any number of symptoms can indicate that the underlying issue is a metal allergy:

  • Tingling or burning sensation at the site of the metal implant
  • Swelling around the metal dental implant or in other parts of the mouth or throat
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Loss of or changes in taste
  • Headaches (without other reasons)
  • Respiratory problems

Consequently, patients who have received metal dental implants and reacted poorly to them may want to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Manhattan to remove the implants and replace them with zirconia dental implants.


Other Benefits of Non-Metal Zirconia Dental Implants

One of the biggest advantages to choosing zirconia dental implants is their lack of metal. Yet this is hardly the only reason to prefer them to metal counterparts. In fact, many patients without metal allergies request zirconia dental implants when they find out they are as strong as titanium while being 100% tooth-colored.

This means that even if patients experience a little gum recession, they will never see a flash of metal at the base of the dental implant crown. Plenty of patients appreciate having that kind of peace of mind from an aesthetic point of view.

As an added “pro,” zirconia dental implants are bio-compatible, making them a terrific holistic choice for people who want to move away from metals for their dental work services.


Talk With a Dentist in Manhattan About Zirconia Implants

Do you have a metal allergy but need to replace a missing tooth? You have a non-metal choice that you can trust.

Make an appointment to meet with Dr. Alexander Volchonok. Dr. Volchonok has received extensive training in periodontists and implant dentistry. His practice focuses on using the latest proven technologies and advancements, including zirconia dental implants, to help his patients achieve their dental goals.

You can schedule a consultation at AVPeriodontics in our Manhattan, NY office by calling (347) 706-1558. Dr. Volchonok also has an Greenwich, CT location that can be reached at (203) 816-6696.