Metal-free dental implants: Stay close to nature with ceramics.
To humans, teeth are not just a useful tool that grinds food and wants to be cleaned. Teeth are an important part of the body, because if the teeth or their surroundings become diseased, this often has serious effects on bodily functions and organs. Every single tooth is connected to the human meridian and lymphatic system. If a tooth or the surrounding jaw area becomes inflamed or if there is toxic stress, severe disturbances in the functional cycle can develop. Dental problems are often the cause of chronic sinus conditions, neuralgia, back pain, joint pain and headaches.
Titanium dental implants have been used successfully in medicine and dentistry for 40 years. In the process, dental implants have been almost perfected as building blocks for tooth replacement.
However, more and more dentists and scientists are now calling for ceramic implants to be used in preference to titanium dental implants. A large number of implant manufacturers have been researching and producing high-quality ceramic versions for decades. Still relatively new, titanium implants coated with wafer-thin ceramics can also be an alternative.
Pure titanium has first-class corrosion behaviour, which means that the precious metal has excellent immunological compatibility compared to other metals. However, orthopaedic surgeons as well as dentists also know that titanium constantly releases small particles with a diameter of 1-10 µm into the surrounding tissue. Once ingested, this can lead to an undesirable local inflammatory reaction - called titanium intolerance or titanium allergy, which can later result in systemic inflammation. The lack of bony integration of the implant as well as serious health disorders can result.
Ceramic implants are trend-setting.
One-piece or two-piece white zirconia implants.
In modern dental implantology, the use of two-piece, bonded ceramic implants is recommended. Today's zirconium oxide implants, which can be used for almost all indications, are aesthetically outstanding due to their white colour, do not cause any allergic reactions and are now equal to titanium in terms of strength. Particle emission in the vicinity of the ceramic implant cannot be proven.
The gingiva (gums) does not retract on contact with the zirconium oxide dental implant, and instead even shows growth tendencies. The biological integration of ceramic implants is better than in contact with the natural tooth. An optimal, aesthetic shaping of the soft tissue, hardly distinguishable from a natural tooth, is therefore realisable.
Lower plaque affinity and the hermetically sealed connection between the implant and the connecting part (abutment) additionally ensure the exclusion of possible further sources of inflammation. This makes ceramic implants ideally suited for allergy sufferers and the absolute gold standard here.
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Ceramic implants was updated at 03.08.2023 14:55.