Zirconia Dental Implants
Long Island, NY
Since their advent, dental implants have taken the world by storm, offering aesthetic, functional, and health benefits that their predecessor, dentures, never could. But no field of science remains static, so dental experts have improved upon the implant and developed zirconia dental implants, which offer benefits beyond those offered by titanium implants.
Zirconia dental implants are a new prosthetic option that takes ceramic implants to the next level. These two-piece ceramic dental implants are completely metal-free and cement-free but still osseointegrate just as well as titanium implants.
What are the Advantages of Zirconia Dental Implants?
Zirconia dental implants boast a reversible, two-piece, cement-free internal connection design. This ensures their strength for a successful start in ceramic implantology.
Compared to cemented or one-piece ceramic implants, zirconia dental implants have greater restorative flexibility. These metal-free implants are designed for primary stability and available for a broad range of indications in both single to multiple units.
Zirconia dental implants are an innovative alternative to titanium implants. Supporting an aesthetically-pleasing soft-tissue look, they can give patients the natural appearance they’re seeking.
Zirconia dental implants also boast of the following benefits:
|Zirconia demonstrates low plaque affinity.
|Zirconia can promote microcirculatory dynamics in peri-implant mucosa, similar to those surrounding natural teeth.
|Zirconia is built for highly effective soft-tissue attachment and low inflammatory response.
|These implants are crafted to give a natural soft-tissue appearance. White dental implants are great for patients who have a thin gingival biotype.
Components of Zirconia Dental Implants
Zirconia dental implants are enabled by:
|The ZERAFIL™ surface is hydrophilic sand-blasted, etched with acid, and combined with a partially machined collar, ready to osseointegrate.
|The high-performance metal-free VICARBO® screw consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer and is built to ensure a lasting ceramic-to-ceramic connection.
|NobelClinician Software and NobelGuide pilot drilling allow us to perform detailed and guided implant surgery. We also use to offer the NobelPearl Ceramic Base CAD/CAM solution.
|Precision manufacturing allows us to craft prosthetics with greater accuracy. Zirconia dental implants and abutments are made from hot isostatic-pressed (HIP) zirconia (ATZ*) blanks, which are very strong. We don’t use a thermal process (sintering) or finishing once the final shaping of the external and internal implant geometry is done.
The Inter-X Connection
The Inter-X internal connection is designed for ceramic dental implants. The VICARBO® screw is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced PEEK so it can endure tensile forces, while the ceramic absorbs the force of compression. The connection’s highly precise geometry allows for the abutment’s secure seating and simple placement.
The four interlocks prevent the abutment from rotating within the implant while the contact surface of the implant platform is slightly beveled to encourage the centering of the prosthetic components.
A clinical case has shown that the outcome of modern implant systems and materials is predictable based on two-piece components utilized for harmony with soft tissue and optimized maintenance.
These holistic implants have advantages and features that titanium implants cannot yet match. If you’re looking to restore your smile, ask Progressive Oral Surgery & Implantology of Long Island if you’re a candidate and we’ll see what these implants can do for you.
For more information, please contact our office at (516) 741-4415.