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Cary Office Click To Call
(919) 865-0700
1110 SE Cary Parkway Ste # 206
Cary, NC 27518, USA | Directions
Cornelius Office Click To Call
(704) 765-3150
20905 Torrence Chapel Rd #201
Cornelius, NC 28031, USA | Directions

Cornelius patients ask, “What are the advantages of Zirconium dental implants?”

Missing teeth often have an impact on more than just our smile. It can also leave a mark on your self-esteem. Your smile is one of the first things others notice, and can often make or break a first impression. Many people feel like their smile can be their greatest asset.


In addition to affecting your self-esteem, missing teeth can affect how you perform vital functions like talking and chewing. It can also affect your appearance due to a loss in facial structure. The team at Holistic Dental Centers understands that replacing a missing tooth can seem overwhelming. There are many options out there for patients to choose from.


Implants are one of the most common solutions that patients in Cornelius ask about. Simply put, implants are artificial tooth roots that are inserted (or implanted) into the bone of the jaw. They provide patients with a natural looking restoration that is durable and long lasting. An implant looks and functions like a natural tooth.


The implant procedure generally requires several steps spaced out over the course of a few months. In the initial appointment, the implant will be placed into the bone and a temporary prosthetic will be attached on top of it. This appointment is followed by a recovery period for osseointegration. During osseointegration, the bone will attach to the implant, becoming part of the natural tooth structure. At this point, a permanent bridge or crown will be placed on the implant.


At Holistic Dental Centers, we know that the type of materials used in your treatments matter to you. We utilize dental implants made of zirconium rather than titanium. Zirconium (metal-free) implants provide several advantages:

  • Natural looking (white, tooth-like color)
  • Metal-free (ceramic)
  • More hygienic than metal alternatives
  • Durable
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Biocompatible and hypoallergenic
  • Easily integrated into surrounding bone

Zirconium dental implants can restore your ability to eat, speak, and brush your teeth naturally. Whether you’ve lost your tooth from decay or trauma, we understand the importance of restoring and revitalizing your smile. To learn more about the advantages of Zirconium dental implants and if they are right for you, call us today. We have two offices for your convenience. Cary (919) 865-0700 and Cornelius (704-765-3150)

Dr. Carl McMillan
Holistic Dental Centers in Cary and Cornelius, NC offer many general and cosmetic options, designed to protect patients’ oral health, as well as overall health and wellbeing.

Dr. Carl McMillan is a holistic dentist with a medical degree from the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. Due to his expertise, he was honored with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) presidency. He is compassionate towards patients and committed to providing them with safe, toxic-free dental treatments to help them maintain a happy and healthy smile.

Dr. Luis Crespo obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. An IAOMT member, he believes prevention is the best medicine and strives to educate both patients and parents on the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. He has served underprivileged communities across the world.

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