The beautiful white tooth color of zirconia looks natural and does not seen through gum tissue.
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.
Zirconia shows superior biomechanical properties like high fracture toughness and bending strength, giving zircone implants the ability to withstand masticatory forces.
Results of clinical studies demonstrate that osseointegration of zirconia implants is comparable with titanium implants.
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.
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 leading to lower risk to peri-implant disease.
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.
In Europe zirconia implants have been in use since the late 1980’s and in US since 2007 with very promising results.
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.
Closer to Nature
Blood flow in tissue surrounding zirconia is similar to that in soft tissue around natural teeth.