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

Advantages Of Metal-free Dental Implants For San Diego Patients

Advantages of metal-free dental implants and the difference of zirconia

Zirconia implants are Biocompatible and enable us to provide our patients with a highly esthetic, strong, and healthy option consistently.

Dr. Al A. Fallah offers the healthy option of metal-free restorations, including zirconia dental implants. San Diego area patients are enjoying restored chewing function and beautiful smiles with this body-friendly choice.


A dental implant is a prosthetic that replaces the root of a natural tooth. This small screw-shaped device is placed into the jawbone. Over time, the bone fuses with the implant to form a solid base, usually for an abutment and dental crown. Conventional dental implants are made of titanium metal alloys. While most people do not have hypersensitivity to titanium, the alloy commonly used for dental implants may contain aluminum, vanadium, or other metals.


Metal-free dental implants are made of monolithic zirconia. This means that the implant and the abutment are constructed from one piece of incredibly strong, white ceramic. The initial implantation process is basically the same as described above, but that is where the similarity ends.

Additional benefits of metal-free dental implants

  • Biocompatibility – Zirconia integrates with its surroundings, settling solidly into bone and encouraging a good seal with gums. There is no risk of allergic reaction, and the implant will not affect sense of taste or temperature sensitivity.
  • Aesthetics – It is not unusual to see a gray line at the base of a metal dental implant. While gum recession is unlikely to be triggered by a zirconia implant, should it occur as a part of the aging process, the smile remains white and natural-looking. The tooth colored abutment lets the porcelain crown restoration retain translucency for a better match to adjacent teeth.
  • Corrosion resistant – Zirconia is a bioinert material. It resists chemical corrosion, does not conduct heat or electricity, and does not trigger chemical reactions that could have an impact on your oral health or bodily wellness.
  • Gum health – The point where a titanium dental implant and the abutment connect is below the gum line. Because you cannot brush or floss at this depth, that connection point traps bacteria that contribute to gum disease. The one-piece design of a zirconia implant extends to the gum line. You brush and floss normally for a clean, odor free restoration.
  • Success – The zirconia implants used by Dr. Fallah are precision-engineered to exacting measurements, for ideal fit. The material is strong enough for placement at any area of the mouth. The Journal of Oral Implantology reports that, in a clinical study (, the overall success rate with zirconia implants was 98 percent.

If you would like to learn more about why metal-free dental implants have San Diego patients smiling with healthy confidence, call (760) 730-1600 for a consultation with Dr. Fallah.

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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!