This simply means that ceramic is an inert material
does not react with the immune system of your body. Because of this, zirconia
is in some way "invisible" to your immune system. This is in contrast
to metal implants, that dissolve in an acid environment, which always occurs
when there is an infection.
Because it is not visible to the immune system, the
immune system cannot react, and there have been no known allergic reactions so
The implants are completely metal-free, that means
there is absolutely no chance of corrosion, and besides this, they can't even
act as an antenna - like metal implants!
Zirconia is well known for having the highest strength
and toughness of all ceramics, and is therefore the ideal dental implant
material. This is the reason why all the latest ceramic implants are made out
of zirconia, leading to less maintenance.
It's well known that two different metals combined
with liquid create an electrochemical battery - you may experience such
electricity if you accidentally bite on aluminum foil, especially if you
already have metal fillings. Over time, the base metal will dissolve, and the
product may be deposited in the lymph nodes.
Zirconia and metal have completely different
properties. Anatomic dental implants will never break by chewing, because
zirconia is much stronger than a natural tooth. But there is a chance that zirconia
can break in case of mechanical shock (for instance, in a fight). Titanium
won't break by force - bone will break first - but it might break over the
long-term by chewing. Even this is very seldom. The reason is very simple:
ceramic is brittle, and metal is more elastic. That means metal is more prone
to fracture by steady bending forces. If you don't fight, and just use your
teeth as normal, they will last longer than titanium implants, because there is
little chance of fatigue fracture.
Ceramic will not cause any discoloration in your
mouth. In implantology, you always have two facts: one is, functional success,
and the second is esthetic success. The goal is to have both, and the problem
with metal implants is that you get functional success, but you also easily get
esthetic failure, because of the unnatural metallic color. The chance to get an
unesthetic result is always quite good, because if you experience gum or bone
recession the unnatural color of the metal implant will become visible. You will never have grey discoloration through the gum, and you'll never expose
metal which always looks most unnatural in comparison to a the appearance of a
naturally root-colored implant. This is most important in the esthetic zone. No one can guarantee that the base of the implant won't become visible due to
age involution or periimplantitis.
There is very little chance of periimplantitis. In
comparison to titanium screw-type implants, which are prone to periimplantitis,
this happens very, very seldom with anatomic zirconia implants. The reason for
this is very simple: besides better biocompatibility, anatomic implants do not
have any threads - and that simply means no possibility of infected threads. If
threads are infected even once, you will never get rid of this infection,
because it's impossible to clean threads in the mouth, especially subgingival
and interdental. It might be possible that this can be done by a dentist. But
24 hours later, you will already have another biofilm. Depending on your immune
system and hygiene, the infection will continue along the threads, until the
implant is lost after some years. It's impossible to avoid implant loss; you
can only delay it, by intensive hygiene measures.
Our patented surface has the roughest surface of all
zirconia implants, leading to the best, most speedy and secure osseointegration
possible with zirconia implant.
Zirconia is much more difficult to machine than
titanium, especially if it has already been sintered (made solid by heating at
1650C). Zirconia is almost as hard as diamond. Screwing zirconia to zirconia is
not possible - it's like screwing glass to glass. So to make 2-piece implants,
the connection can only be done by gluing, or with Peek or metal screws - as
one part has to be relatively soft, to compensate for tolerances.
Zirconia dramatically reduces the risk of
developing gum disease, and its superiority over metal because of its plaque
resistance (which means that bacteria do not adhere to ceramic as much as they
do to titanium). This plaque resistance has been well-known in dentistry for
centuries, and is the reason why high-end dentistry uses ceramic posts and