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

Reasons you should avoid metal implants and choose ceramic zirconia

Ceramic Zirconia Dental Implants in Carlsbad CA Area

Patients worldwide are becoming increasingly aware of the materials that are going into their bodies for medical purposes. Because of this, many are asking questions like never before to be educated on exactly what materials are being used for treatments. In dentistry, biocompatible materials are becoming very popular since avoiding metals in treatments has proven beneficial to patients’ overall health. If you are in or around Carlsbad, California, and are seeking a holistic dentist that only uses biocompatible materials, the dental practice of Dr. Fallah is the place to be.

One treatment that is seeing a shift from metals is that of dental implants. Titanium has long been accepted as the standard for implants, but that is now beginning to shift toward the non-metallic material ceramic zirconia. Here’s why.

Ceramic zirconia vs. titanium dental implants

Thanks to increasing awareness about what is going into our bodies during dental procedures and the impact these materials can have, zirconia implants are gaining ground on their titanium counterparts. Ceramic zirconia is less reactive and one of the most esthetic and bio compatible materials available to dentists. We have combined the Oxygen-Ozone therapy and Platelet Rich Fibrin protocol with our SDS Zirconia Implant protocol. Our specific protocol along with our very strong SDS Implants have resulted in a very high success rate of 99%.

Benefits of zirconia over titanium

When comparing the two materials, zirconia holds several advantages over titanium implants. Titanium can cause discoloration to show through the gums, while zirconia is tooth-colored. Additionally, when looking at how the body handles these two materials, some patients have metal allergies and may not know it. This could cause the implant process to fail with titanium implants. 

Furthermore, studies have shown that plaque has a harder time forming around zirconia, which is also excellent at resisting corrosion. Finally, zirconia is a poor electrical and thermal conductor, meaning that there is no need to worry about any galvanic effects with this form of implant.

If you are interested in learning more about zirconia dental implants, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Fallah by calling (760) 730-1600 today.

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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!