Zirconia Implants (Ceramic Implants)
Until now, the most widely used and still used implants were made of titanium material. Although titanium was thought to be tissue compatible, more and more studies began to show that its parts could spread to surrounding tissues and even elsewhere in the body by corroding. This can cause titanium to trigger inflammatory reactions in the body, especially in those with a genetic predisposition.
The arrows in the picture point to fragments of titanium detected in the tissue around the implant. These particles are perceived as “foreign” by the body and are swallowed by macrophages, and this can initiate inflammatory reactions. (source article: https://europepmc.org/article/med/29440784)
Why Zirconia Implants ?
On the left of the photo you can see the teeth made using titanium and zirconia implants (ceramic implant) on the right. It is possible to observe the difference in the structure and color of the gum.
”Zirconia / ceramic implants combined with the general treatment principles of biological dentists in search of biocompatible materials, created their own application protocol. Before and after implant application, a preparation and maintenance phase that will ensure the good functioning of bone metabolism, and practices that will positively guide bone and soft tissue healing during the application, without using foreign grafting materials, are taken care of. In short, zirconia implant application is much more than using an alternative material.