Why Zirconia Implants?
The beautiful white tooth color of zirconia looks natural and does not seen through gum tissue.
Borgonovo, Andrea Enrico, et al. International Journal of Dentistry (2015).
Allergies & Sensitivities
Some patients may be allergic to metal. Zirconia implants as a non-metal, ceramic material, have not been documented to cause an allergic reaction in patiens.
Chaturvedi, T. P. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry (2013).
Zirconia shows superior biomechanical properties like high fracture toughness and bending strength, giving zircone implants the ability to withstand masticatory forces.
Ozkurt, Zeynep, and Ender Kazazoglu. Journal of Oral Implantology (2011).
Results of clinical studies demonstrate that osseointegration of zirconia implants is comparable with titanium implants.
Wenz, Hans J., et al. International Journal of Prosthodontics (2008). Oliva, Xavi, et al. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res (2013).
Zirconia is a biocompatible material, which is FDA approved and considered safe. This means that implants manufactured from zirconia interact favorably with the human body and are non-toxic.
Wenz, Hans J., et al. International Journal of Prosthodontics (2008). Hanawa, Takao. Materials Science and Engineering (2004).
Low Plaque Affinity
Zirconia implants have low plaque affinity which createsan oral environment that promotes much healthier gums, small amounts of inflammatory infiltrate and good soft tissue integration leadingto lower risk to peri-implant disease.
Scarano, Antonio, et al. Journal of Periodontology (2004).
Health Conscious Patients
Nowdays, patients are health conscious more than ever before. Zirconia implant addresses those patient’s needs. The implant is white colored like a natural tooth and provides a highly esthetic and metal-free alternative to implants made out of titanium.
Kohal, Ralf-J, Gerold Klaus, and Jörg R. Strub. Clinical Oral Implants Research (2006).
In Europe zirconia implants have been in use since the late 1980’s and in US since 2007 with very promising results.
Manicone, Paolo Francesco, Pierfrancesco Rossi Iommetti, and Luca Raffaelli. Journal of Dentistry (2007).
No Titanium Ions Release
Recent studies are indicating that increased levels of dissolved titanium released from titanium implants into the surrounding tissues are associated with peri-implantitis.
Delgado-Ruiz, R,; Romanos, G. Potential Causes of Titanium Particle and Ion Release in Implant Dentistry: A Systematic Review. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018,19,3585.
Closer to Nature
Blood flow in tissue surrounding zirconia is similar to that in soft tissue around natural teeth.
Vagkopoulou, Thaleia, et al. European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry (2009).