Ceramic implants have become firmly established in dental implantology. Patient demand for metal-free solutions is increasing, and the development of new biomaterials, microrough surface techniques and improved treatment protocols have enabled practices to use zirconia dental implants as a reliable treatment alternative to titanium implants. In this case report, the replacement of a mandibular posterior tooth with a zirconium oxide implant is described.
100% metal-free ceramic implants
An innovation from Switzerland
Flexibility and compatibility
Why ZERAMEX Dental Implants?
> A STRONG, METAL-FREE CONNECTION
> HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARBON TECHNOLOGY VICARBO®
> NATURAL TOOTH COLOR
> PROSTHETIC FLEXIBILITY
> OPTIMUM BLOOD CIRCULATION THROUGH THE GUMS
> MINIMIZING RISK FACTORS
> CONCLUSIVE OSSEOINTEGRATION
> EASY HANDLING
> 100% METAL-FREE SOLUTION FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS
STRENGTH YOU CAN RELY ON:
The implant and the abutment are made of highly compressed zirconium dioxide blanks and meet the high requirements for strength, biomechanical stability and accuracy of fit. ZERAMEX® ceramic implants are also corrosion resistant and do not conduct electricity or heat.
A STRONG, METAL-FREE CONNECTION:
A high-strength and form-fit, absolutely stress-free, screwed ceramic-ceramic connection is created using the carbon fibre-reinforced VICARBO® screw.
The design of the connection was developed to minimize bacteriological colonization or deposit.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARBON TECHNOLOGY VICARBO®:
High bonding strength is achieved with the new carbon-ceramic technology. The core is the VICARBO® screw made of carbon-fibre-reinforced high-performance threads.
It is distinguished by enormous isoelastic properties and has clear strengths: metal-free, biocompatible according to ISO10993 for long-term implants. Modulus of elasticity: >160 GPa., tensile strength: 2.000 MPa. (Comparison: Titanium grade 5: Modulus of elasticity: 114 GPa., tensile strength: 1,100 MPa.)
The continuous carbon fibres modified to suit the shape durably absorb the tensile forces and give the VICARBO® screw its high strength.
Relative tensile strength of VICARBO rod and Alternative Implantable Materials
(all values according to manufacturer's specifications)
WHITER THAN TITANIUM:
The 100 percent metal-free ceramic implants come very close to the natural model of a tooth root in BOTH aesthetics and function.
They are highly biocompatible, completely free of metallic corrosion and conduct neither electricity nor heat. Titanium can release titanium ions that can accumulate in the surrounding soft tissue and cause inflammation. When exposed to surface bacteria the corrosion resistance of titanium can also be reduced. These effects are completely excluded by using metal-free implants.
NATURAL AESTHETIC: Situation after gingival recession.
Restoration with ZERAMEX® (left) Restoration with a conventional titanium implant (right)
The two-part, reversible screw design enables the ZERAMEX® dental implant to offer a wide prosthetic flexibility while remaining a simple and clear system.
Work with the usual procedures and offer all-ceramic, screw-retained restorations. With the upcoming integration into the Exocad and 3Shape CADCAM systems, you will also benefit from the advantages of a digital workflow.
OPTIMUM BLOOD CIRCULATION THROUGH THE GUMS:
The blood circulation in the gingiva around zirconium dioxide is comparable to that around a natural tooth, while blood circulation in the gingiva around titanium is significantly lower.
The low deposit of plaque simplifies hygiene for the patient and promotes inflammation-free gums.
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE:
Various studies show the very good osseointegration and positive long-term results of ceramic implants.
The case study of Oliva shows successful 5-year data, Manzano concludes that there is no significant difference in Bone Implant Contact (BIC) between titanium and ceramic implants. Very good osseointegration of the ZERAFIL™ surface was documented with the ZERAMEX® system and a success rate of approx. 98% was reported. The research group of Prof. A. Mombelli could not detect any peri-implant infections after three years (ZERAMEX® T).
MINIMIZING RISK FACTORS:
Long-term studies show that peri-implantitis is a risk of implant treatment.
Peri-implantitis can lead to loss of the implant if not treated. The ZERAMEX® implant can help to minimize certain risk factors of peri-implantitis:
The surface structure is optimized by sandblasting and etching so that osteoblasts can grow directly on the implant and a firm adhesion to the implant surface can be achieved.
Sectional view after 8 weeks: convincing osseointegration of the implant with the ZERAFIL™ surface on ATZ ceramics. Research Group Prof. D. Buser, University of Bern, Switzerland.
In practice, the screw-retained, two-piece ZERAMEX® implant has proven to be an easy and efficient ceramic implant to work with.
It is placed in a similar way to titanium implants. ZERAMEX® is offered with its own instrument kit. A special transfer part (pickup) for insertion and a prosthetic key are required.
Easy abutment positioning
100% METAL-FREE SOLUTION FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS:
With ZERAMEX® you can rely on completely metal-free dental implant systems, whose benefits have been demonstrated in countless studies.
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Dr. Carl Pogoncheff’s first full arch case using Zeramex implants. The case included eight Zeramex implants on the maxillary arch and one implant for an edentulous area on the mandible.
Immediate Ceramic Implantology featuring ZERAMEX XT Ceramic Dental Implant – Original Instagram post last April 21, 2022