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Metal-Free Dental Implants

Metal-free dental implants are tooth-coloured, made of ceramic and are sometimes preferred over metal implants for aesthetic reasons. Dental implants are inserted in a two-step process: first, the implant is inserted and second, a temporary crown is installed.

What Are Metal-Free Dental Implants?


What Are Metal-Free Dental Implants?

There are two types of dental implants: titanium and zirconia. Metal dental implant fixtures are made of titanium, whilst metal-free dental implant fixtures are made of ceramic.

Although titanium metal implants have been used largly, the novel zirconia dental implants is a unique implant material that is starting to gain prevalent usage because of its aesthetic appeal.

After the surgical phase of treatment, the prosthetic phase begins: a replacement tooth in the form of a crown, bridge or denture, is placed over the implant.


Benefits of Metal-Free Dental Implants

There are multiple benefits of having ceramic dental implants over metal dental implants. Compared to their titanium counterparts, metal-free dental implants have or are able to:

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Appeal

Zirconia is more aesthetically and cosmetically appealing than titanium metal dental implants, as it is white and close to the colour of teeth.


Therefore they blend enhance with the implant crown or bridge above.

Natural Feel

Provides a more natural feel as their physical properties are similar to your jaw bone and tooth root, enhancing your chewing ability.

Prevent Damages

Prevents further bone loss and gum recession, by stimualting growth and development of the jawbone.


Once the implant is placed, it functions as a natural tooth root, allowing the jawbone to grow well.

Do I Need Metal-Free Dental Implants?

You may need dental implants if:
  • Your natural tooth is missing, failing or loose;
  • You are experiencing chewing problems, speech problems or have missing teeth that affects your smile;
  • You have considerations about wearing dentures;
  • You are unsatisfied with your current denture;
  • You have thin gums;
  • You are looking for a long-term cure for dental health.

Do I Need Metal-Free Dental Implants?

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What Does the Procedure Involve?

Stage 1: Procedure to Insert Dental Implant

  • After X-rays and diagnostic results, the implant will be placed. This procedure will be commonly done under local anaesthetics.
  • An incision will be made in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone.
  • A small hole will be drilled into the jawbone at the implant site to place the implant securely.
  • A tiny temporary stop-cap is inserted to protect the implant and stitched into place.

Stage 3: Post-Operative Care

Your body requires a few days to accept the implant. After which, you will be needed to come down for a second appointment for the dentist to access the healing process.

Stage 2: Procedure to Insert Prosthetic

  • A local anaesthetic will be administered, and a tiny incision will be made to expose the jawbone. The stop-cap will be taken out and a small abutment will be fastened to the implant.
  • When the healing process is over, a dental prosthesis, typically a crown, will be created from bite impressions.
  • A tiny screw will secure the prosthesis onto the abutment. Necessary adjustments will be made to ensure the prosthesis is well secured.

What Are the Risks Involved?

Although metal-free dental implants have their benefits, you should be aware of some minor risks associated:
  • Low-temperature degradation as the product ages. This could result in degradation of the material, reducing the strength and tenacity of the material;
  • One-piece dental implants, but the limitations of these systems need to be considered. The options for abutment angulation are reduced, and this could compromise the surgical positioning of the implant;
  • Positioning an implant incorrectly could damage the physical properties of the material;
  • Metal-free dental implants have not been around for as long as metal dental implants, and so do not have the same track record and statistically-known success rate. 

What Are the Risks Involved?

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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures more comfortable, accessible and seamless.

Dental implant

Our dentists have specialised in implant dentistry and oral surgery for more than 20 years. We have accredited dental providers who are skilled in the area of dental implant surgery.

Metal-Free Dental Implant Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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