COSTA RICA - DENTAL IMPLANTS - TITANIUM AND ZIRCONIUM
Most dental implants in Costa Rica are still titanium with a titanium abutment. In Costa Rica, for front teeth, they can also use titanium implants with a Zirconium abutment. The reason you would use a Zirconium abutment is that titanium abutments are darkish and sometimes can show through or darken a tooth.
Titanium and Zirconium Dental Implants
Used in Costa Rica
Recently a few dental clinics in Costa Rica have started to offer full Zirconium dental implants. The first Zirconium dental implants where 1 stage with the Zirconium dental implant and the Zirconium dental abutment consisting of one solid Zircoinum piece. They now have 2 stage Zirconium dental implants with separate Zirconium implant and separte Zirconium abutment.
1 Piece (Stage) and 2 Piece(Stage) Zirconium Dental Implants Used in Costa Rica
The use of Zirconium dental implants in Costa Rica is still in the trial stage. Because of the high cost, very few Zirconium dental implants are being placed in Costa Rica.
The Advantages of Using A Zirconium Dental Implant
Non - metalic - no metal
White in color. No chance of any darkness showing
It is claimed that Zirconium dental implants are more biocompatible. Gums like Zirconium better than titanium
The Disadvantage of Using A Zirconium Dental Implant
Zirconium dental implants cost twice as much as a titanium dental implant.