Al A. Fallah, DDS, FICCMO
Call Us: (760) 730-1600
1293 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 | Directions
Call Us: (760) 730-1600
1293 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 | Directions

Carlsbad Dentist Describes Benefits Of Zirconia Vs Titanium Dental Implants

The benefits of zirconia and titanium dental implants

An estimated three million people in America have dental implants and another 500,000 a year are taking advantage of this innovation. Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you dissatisfied with the fit and stability of a denture? Are you interested in a metal-free, long-term tooth replacement option? Zirconia dental implants may be a good solution. Dr. Al A. Fallah offers this service at his Carlsbadholistic dental practice.


Each component of your mouth is part of a complex symbiosis. Tooth roots extend into the jawbone, providing the stability necessary to tear and grind food into digestible bits. There is interdependence between the mandible and maxilla. They need stimulation from bite pressure on roots to receive minerals and nutrients required for strong, dense bone tissue. Dental implants play a vital role in this circle of wellness.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that resides in the jawbone, becoming part of the body, rather than sitting on top of gum tissue. Implants acts as tooth roots, forming a stable foundation for dental crowns, anchoring dental bridges, or securing dentures. Implants provide natural stimulation for a healthy bone structure that helps to avoid a sunken facial appearance.


Dr. Fallah may recommend zirconia dental implants as an alternative to titanium. This material has a crystalline structure with no metallic properties. Here are some of the reasons patients prefer zirconia implants:

  • Aesthetics – Zirconia is tooth colored and has a translucency like a natural tooth. The result is beautifully lifelike with no opaque core or dark line at the gum margin.
  • Improved strength and integration – Z-system implants used at Al A. Fallah, DDS, MICCMO, AIAOMT are laser treated. This reinforces bite force resistance and enhances surface architecture to foster osseointegration – bone fusing to the implant. Dr. Fallah’s long-term implant success rate is over 98 percent when he handles the entire procedure, from extraction to restoration (without immediate load).
  • Non-reactive – Oral galvanism occurs when multiple metals are present in the mouth, creating electrical current. Anyone with metal restorations who has bitten on foil can attest to the immediate shock, and the condition is linked to ongoing health issues. Since they are metal-free, zirconia implants do not carry or produce an electric charge.
  • Non-allergic – Approximately five percent of the population has a true allergy to titanium, and some implant alloys contain other metals that may trigger an immune system reaction, causing the implant to fail. This sensitivity could occur years after the procedure. Zirconia is quite biocompatible, with less than one in 1,000 people having a reaction. In addition, Dr. Fallah conducts biocompatibility testing before the procedure. This ensures use of the safest material for the patient’s unique physiology.


Placement of a natural-looking dental implant

Placement of a dental implant is a precise oral surgery. However, Dr. Fallah and his team take extra steps to make the procedure efficient and non-traumatic for the patient.

The process begins with an examination and consultation. Dr. Fallah takes time to understand your concerns. He fully describes treatment options to help you make an informed dental care decision. Zirconia implants may not be the most appropriate choice for your situation. The doctor will explain why. You can count on Dr. Fallah to guide you ethically to a suitable treatment path.

Planning is of vital importance. Dr. Fallah uses a CBCT machine for hard tissue diagnostics. With this precise, low-radiation technology, he can perform a full three-dimensional surgery simulation before the patient is in the chair. This method eliminates guesswork with bone density, the position of nerves, sinus structure, and curve of bone.

IV sedation is available (but not required) for the patient’s emotional and physical comfort. Other differentiations include a slower-speed drill that avoids bone destruction caused by heat. The surgical site is treated with ozone, a natural anti-microbial element. Injectable Platelet-rich fibrin (I-PRF) at the implant site speeds healing. Procaine, homeopathic, and biomodulator therapy are additional options for enhanced healing. Most patients have little swelling or discomfort after the procedure, and the implant can be restored in about three months.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fallah to learn more about zirconia dental implants. The number in Carlsbad is (760) 730-1600.

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What our patients say about Zirconia dental implants

Patient review for Zirconia dental implants in Carlsbad, CA

I recently had two implants done with Dr. Fallah. It was very good experience. Dr. Fallah is very patient, caring and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr Fallah and to your wonderful staff for putting smile back in my face.
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Dr. Fallah is an exceptional dentist who treats patients in Carlsbad, San Diego, and beyond with consummate expertise. He provides holistic care with compassion and excellence. Due to Dr. Fallah’s extensive education, experience and skill, he can offer his patients many options and choices in the care they receive. Dr. Fallah believes in co-creating the optimal treatment options together with his patients to suit their unique requirements.

Some of his many achievements:
  • Graduate of UCLA Dental School 1987 (scored in top 6 percent of the national boards)
  • Master of International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
  • Accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Certified by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
  • Has extensive experience and training in the use of the Zirconia Dental Implants, especially the Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) and the Z system
  • Extensive experience in biological oral surgery using Ozone and PRF
  • Graduate of the prestigious residency program in Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry
  • Graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Licensed in IV and oral conscious sedation
  • Certified Provider of DNA, mRNA, and other sleep and TMD appliances
  • Certified Invisalign provider
  • Extensive training in neuromuscular orthodontics
  • Founding member of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy

Dr. Fallah is renowned for providing advanced, cosmetic, and restorative treatments while safeguarding their health with holistic and biological principles. We welcome you to call Dr. Fallah’s office today to experience exceptional dental care!