Implants are now the main method of replacing damaged teeth. We no longer mutilate healthy neighboring teeth to create a bridge or even to sustain a temporary prosthesis.
The most of the time, a titanium implant is used because its mechanical and practical properties have been proven over time. Today, however, an alternative to using metal may be suggested.
Professor Sami Sandhaus (Switzerland) used ceramic implants for the first time in 1965 to prevent the release of electrochemical corrosion materials from titanium.
The benefit of a zirconia implant
The substance that makes up the zirconia implant (zirconium dioxide ZrO2 vitrified at 1600 degrees) is inert, has no thermal or electrical conductivity, attracts bone cells to enable osseointegration, and allows for immediate, intimate interaction between the bone and the implant.
Its power is currently comparable to titanium, and its white colour decreases the grayish appearance that can often be seen around titanium implants.
When it is put according to the laws of the art and the indications are strictly followed, the mechanical, biological, and artistic effects are excellent.
In cases of intolerance or allergic responses to other products, zirconia implants are advised.
Prosthetic reconstruction of zirconia implants is a dependable option with excellent biocompatibility and no metal corrosion.
AROUND ZIRCONIA, RECENT SCIENTIFIC STUDIES HAVE Shown FASTER HEALING OF THE BONE AND GUMS.THERE ARE NO CHRONIC INFECTIONS AROUND ZIRCONIA IMPLANTS BECAUSE BACTERIA DO NOT COLONIZE AROUND THEM (NO PERI-IMPLANTITIS).
The advantages of Zirconia implants:
Mechanical strength superior to other ceramic materials used in the medical world
Resistance to wear, corrosion and chemical attack
A light natural color close to that of the teeth for a superior aesthetic
Absence of metals: bio-compatibility is therefore excellent
Disadvantages: the price is currently higher than that of traditional titanium implants.
What is the cost of Zirconium implants?
Zirconium implants cost changes from a clinic to another. For more information about Zirconium implants, please contact our clinic.