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Zirkolith Implants

Not very long ago, tooth loss was treated in one of two ways: either with a dental bridge or with dentures. As anyone who has worn dentures knows, they can be very uncomfortable and, in some cases, not very functional. Bridges, used for the replacement of one or a few teeth, may not feel completely natural and require the alteration of healthy teeth for stabilization.

zirkolith implants best treatment in the area

Over the past few decades, we have seen great things come of tooth replacement using an innovative technique: dental implants. Dental implants, which are tiny posts that are placed into the jawbone where they function like a natural tooth root, have paved the way for millions of people to restore confidence in their smile. Once healed and fully stabilized, the implant can hold a crown, bridge, or full denture (when multiple implants are placed).

Dental implant materials

The material most often used to make dental implants is titanium. This metal is also commonly used in hip replacement surgeries, so it has widely been considered safe for use in the mouth. The problem with titanium is that acidity causes this metal to corrode. Corrosion is hastened when dissimilar metals are also present, which is often the case in the mouth due to amalgam fillings or metal crowns.

We are proud to offer our patients an alternative to titanium with Zirkolith zirconia implants.

Zirconia implants are not necessarily new. They have been used around the world for more than a decade and were approved by the FDA twelve years ago. The clinical research and practical application of Zirkolith implants have returned very positive results.

Dental implant materials

With Zirconia implants, patients finally have a healthy, attractive way to replace missing teeth. More than that, they have a way to restore their lifestyle by removing inhibitions surrounding meals and speaking that come with tooth loss or less stable tooth replacement options such as dentures.

One of the benefits of zirconia dental implants is that they are white in color. This means the implant posts will look just like tooth material or natural bone, versus titanium which is a silver color and can lead to a grayish appearance in the gum tissue. Zirconia is also gentle to tissues, as it encourages soft tissue growth. This encouragement of soft tissue growth is a key element to longevity, as it decreases the risk of gum recession.

Because zirconia is a metal-free derivative of zirconia, Zirkolith dental implants do not have the same issue with corrosion as is seen with titanium. This means patients have a healthier mouth and the opportunity to enjoy lasting results from tooth replacement.

Our team is committed to providing healthy dentistry that achieves beautiful, long lasting results. Each of our patients receives individual care because we believe this is the best way to promote health and wellbeing. You can learn more about dental implant treatment with zirconia implants when you visit our Brookline dental office – call us at (617) 274-8494 to schedule your appointment today!

Our team is committed to providing healthy dentistry that achieves beautiful, long lasting results.

You can learn more about dental implant treatment with zirconia implants when you visit our dental office

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Dr. Stan Kovtun DMD best dentist in the area

Dr. Stan Kovtun DMD

A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (with honors), Dr. Stan Kovtun is among the select few mercury-safe and biological dentists in Brookline, MA. With expertise in general, preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as periodontal disease procedures, Dr. Kovtun is committed to patient education and comprehensive treatment plans. So, patients keep their teeth for life.

Patients benefit from Dr. Kovtun's focus on long-term relationships, continuing education, and investments in lasers, digital imaging, ozone, and other technologies.


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I recommend alpha plus they will work with you when it comes to your teeth. They are very good with all their clients will make sure you are satisfied with the service. If you are on a budget they will try to make easy for you as best as they can. I been coming here since 2013 have not had one problem. Read More
Monica K.
I drive over an hour from Cape Cod for all my dental work because Dr. Kovtun is one of the few Biological dentists around. Not only is he a master at dentistry but he offers a healthier holistic approach to oral health that is so important to me. Often times, conventional dentists overlook at the importance or how oral health effects the entire body. He and his staff are super nice and I'm glad I found them!! Read More
Margarida R.
Have been a patient here for quite a while now. It was hard to find a dentist that I trusted in the area, but I've really enjoyed this practice. They tend to be conservative with their assessment, which I really value - no unnecessary treatments, and my teeth feel and look great. Read More
Monica O.
Dr. Kovtun is great. I chipped my 7-year molar, and he was able to fit me in the very next morning! He safely, quickly, and painlessly removed my old amalgam filling and prepped my tooth with a temporary fix while I wait for a beautiful new permanent one. He is knowledgeable, informative, and accomodating. The staff is super-competent and friendly. I will definitely be scheduling other dental procedures here. Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Read More
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