Zirconia implants have revolutionized Implant dentistry like composite restorations surpassed amalgam restorations. Commercially available titanium implants have been considered the gold standard since its inception in the 1960s.
Clinicians and researchers are constantly seeking new opportunities for improvising existing treatment modalities. The search for improved durability, greater predictability, higher cost-effectiveness, and greater aesthetics in dentistry is continuously evolving.
Why not Titanium Implants?
- Titanium implants fail in aesthetic zones due to visible gray color in areas of the thin peri-implant tissue. Anterior areas are greatly concerned with aesthetics. This condition dramatically worsens when peri-implant mucosa recedes with time.
- Due to wear and corrosion titanium particles are released in the areas surrounding the implant. Its also found in regional lymph nodes. In some cases, leads to host reaction and sensitization.
- Allergy and hypersensitivity due to titanium.
- Increased aesthetic treatments are gaining mainstream traction.
These were invented to overwhelm aesthetic and biological issues posed with conventional titanium implants. These are metal-free implants. They’re usually made up of Zirconia.
Advantages of ceramic implants
These implants are white in color hence the aesthetic boon is self-evident. These are indicated especially in cases with the soft-tissue recession and thin tissue biotype, in and around the missing tooth structure.
Literature dictates that ceramic implants potentially lead to lesser mucosal discoloration. Thereby, making it ideal for the anterior region, reassuring the patient.
- Soft Tissue friendly
The level of osseointegration of the ceramic implants is similar to titanium implants. Although beneficial, an interesting notable point is that soft tissue depicts a weaker inflammatory response. This increases the biocompatibility of these implants significantly.
- Lower Periodontal Problems
Ceramic Implants have lesser bacterial adhesion capacity than titanium implants. The presence of a lower inflammatory response eventually reduces the implant affinity for attracting and retaining plaque. A recent microbiological study confirmed adequate osseointegration of CeraRoot implants without any signs of inflammation or foreign body rejection.
Mechanical advantages of Ceramic Implants
- No Metallic Taste
Conventional titanium implants due to corrosion and oxidation potentially lead to a foul metallic taste in the patient’s mouth. Ceramic implant placement eliminates such foul taste from the patient’s oral cavity.
- Corrosion Resistant
Ceramic is a highly biocompatible material that does not conduct electricity or heat. It’s a bioinert material that does not trigger chemical reactions in the oral cavity. It does not interfere with the maintenance of oral and systemic health optimally.
- No micro-gaps
Conventional implants have higher chances of the presence of micro-gaps. Due to the recently developed one-piece ceramic implant system, it apparently has no micro-gaps. It binds seamlessly.
- High Endurance
Ceramics potentially endure up to 150 pounds of force before fracturing and cracking.
Ceramic Implants are revolutionizing the future of Implant Dentistry. We cordially invite you to attend the world’s first virtual ceramic implant congress meet only at Dentist Channel Online scheduled on December 12-13 2020.
This shall include a genius line-up of scientific sessions, panel discussions, case discussions, and lectures from speakers from 6 countries all around the globe.
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