10 Benefits of Metal-Free Zirconia Dental Implants
They’re an array of the most bio compatible, zirconia tooth root replacements that act as functional foundations for crowns and bridges.
- Biocompatibility an Osseonintegration
CeraRoot implants are made from zirconia – a biocompatible, ceramic material that fosters complete assimilation into the jaw bone.
The inherent problem that frequently arises with titanium implants is an aesthetic one. Patients with thin, translucent gums or those who are prone to gum recession (as are many aging people) may end up with the gray gums or titanium showing around the margin of the crown. Since zirconia is non-metallic and white, it is much more natural-looking than titanium. It’s a perfect base color that closely mimics what nature created in the first place.
- Allergies and Sensitivities
CeraRoot zirconia implants are hypoallergenic, which is not the case with metal implants. Surprisingly, many cases of titanium implant sensitivity show up years after surgery when itchiness and inflammation develop around implant sites. It’s a perfect setup for bone loss and the potential failure of an implant. Today there’s a growing number of people who have allergies, skin sensitivities, and compromised immune systems; therefore implantation of metal devices should be seriously scrutinized beforehand, especially since the removal of a titanium implant from jaw bone is not a simple procedure.
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- Holisitc Friendly
CeraRoot implants do not interfere with the movement of energy through the body’s medians. And since zirconia implants are bioinert, they’re a perfect tooth replacement solution for patients who adhere to holistic health principles.
The long-term success of CeraRoot implants is one of the most important features of this innovative system. Designed to withstand tremendous masticatory forces, CeraRoot zirconia implants mimic the best of nature with a variety of tooth-like contours and bioinert composition. Zirconia is well known for its durability and inflexibility under pressure. An excellent combination of traits for dental devices.
Overall, CeraRoot implant patients experience a shorter implant process, along with the potential for a significant increase in comfort and function afterward due to biocompatibility and strength if the zirconia. With CeraRoot, the odds are in favor of long-term success.
- One-Piece Design
Tradition titanium iimplant systems consist of two metal components (the implant that’s lodged in the jaw and the abutment that sits above the gumline) joined together with a fixation screw. Micro-movement can occur where these pieces meet under the extreme pressure of chewing, thus creating warm, moist places where anaerobic bacteria have an opportunity to colonize. It’s a perfect setup for an unfortunate cascade of events to follow: The bacteria release toxins, including inflammation around the implant, which can eventually lead to bone loss and the possibility of implant failure.
Over the past decades, more ceramic components have been incorporated into dentistry due to their clinically proven strength and aesthetic benefits. Not only is there a trend to include ceramic crowns and implant abutments into a treatment plan, but the implant itself is now available in a one-piece design made from biocompatible zirconia. CeraRoot implants set the stage for the ultimate in optimal function, superior health, and natural beauty.
- One-Stage Surgery
The CeraRoot implant placement is done in a one-stage approach. The implants are specifically designed for the immediate placement after a tooth extraction. Moreover aa minimal invasive surgery may be possible in cases with no infections and sufficient bone where the implant may be placed transmucosally without having to make incisions and suture to the gum.
- Corrosion Resistant
Zirconia is a biocompatible material that is resistant to chemical corrosion, nor will it conduct electricity or heat. As a bioinert material, it will never trigger chemical reactions, migrate to other sites in the body or interfere with the maintenance of optimal oral health.
Titanium is another story. It’s been scientifically proven that a titanium implant will corrode in the wet environment of a mouth, especially if there is more than one metal in the vicinity (such as amalgam fillings, alloy metal crowns, bridges or gold onlays/inlays) to trigger reactions. Metal corrosion is even more active in the presence of fluoride that is free flowing in some water supplies, toothpastes and mouthwashes. It literally attacks the surface of the titanium implants. Many scientific articles have cited that titanium will not only migrate from the implant site into surrounding tissues but even into nearby lymph nodes.
- Non-Conductivity of Zirconia
The fact that zirconia does not conduct an electrical charge is a big benefit. Bacterial growth on the surface of a zirconia implant is far less likely to adhere due to its nonconductivity, thus creating an oral environment that promotes much healthier gums.
A recent microscopic study performed at the University of Minnesota confirmed optimal osseointegration of CeraRoot implants without any signs of inflammation or foreign body rejection. Other scientists have also reported that zirconia is an ideal material for dental implants.