German Specialist in Oral Surgery: Shifting Gears from Titanium to Ceramic Dental Implants!

Dr. Lina Karnesi_German Implantologist_Shifting gears from titanium to ceramic implants

Article Source: | In Implantology Journal 8/23, there is an interview with Dr. Lina Karnesi. In the interview, Dr. Karnesi discusses her treatment concept, ceramic implants Zeramex, and their biological and aesthetic advantages, as well as follow-ups with her patients.

Ceramic Implants: Biocompatible Option for Aesthetic Dental Restoration

Interview with Dr. Lina Karnesi

Ceramic implants have emerged as a strong and biocompatible option for teeth replacement. They are now well-established in the field, and numerous dentists are incorporating both materials, with a growing preference for ceramic-based implants over time. Dr. Lina Karnesi, a specialist in oral surgery, has been running her own dental practice in Radolfzell am Bodensee since 2019, specializing in treatments in the field of metal-free implantology. She provides insight into why she specifically chose these implants in the following interview.

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Dr. Lina Karnesi, German Specialist in Oral Surgery 

Dr. Karnesi, since 2019, you have been offering specialized treatments in the field of metal-free implantology. What can patients expect from your treatment concept?

In 2017, I completed my first training on ceramic implants after successfully using titanium implants for several years. Right after that, I began providing ceramic implants. Initially, I was quite skeptical since some colleagues were not convinced by this concept. However, I have now realized that ceramic implants are on par with titanium implants, and in fact, they are less susceptible to inflammation and tissue degradation in the long term.

Since when have you been using ceramic implants?

In 2017, I completed my first training on ceramic implants after successfully using titanium implants for several years. Right after that, I began providing ceramic implants. Initially, I was very skeptical, as some colleagues were not convinced by this concept. However, I have now realized that ceramic implants are not inferior to titanium implants; on the contrary, they are less susceptible to inflammation and tissue degradation in the long term.

In what situations do you prefer to use ceramic implants?

For us, ceramic implants are the highest quality and biocompatible option for replacing teeth in an aesthetically pleasing manner. We offer patients ceramic implants who seek sustainable and biological treatment, provided there are no medical concerns against it.

Do you also perform immediate implantations?

In recent years, there has been an increased demand for efficient treatments that rapidly restore both aesthetics and function. Thanks to modern methods, implants can now be reliably placed immediately after a tooth extraction. Under specific conditions, we offer this treatment more frequently in our practice.

"We find that the restorations remain very stable over time. The level of the gum remains stable, and we haven't observed any intolerances or peri-implantitis so far. " - Dr. Lina Karnesi

What is your main focus when it comes to patients seeking implant restorations?

We ensure that all necessary preliminary treatments are completed. This includes removing inflamed teeth, treating cavities, as well as thorough cleaning and gum treatment. Healthy gums, healthy bone, and intact neighboring teeth are crucial for the success of implant restoration.

There is clinical evidence pointing to improved biocompatibility of ceramic implants with soft tissue and bone. What are your experiences?

It's impressive to witness how rapidly gum tissue can grow around ceramic implants. This often eliminates the need for complicated grafting procedures, and the outcomes appear aesthetically pleasing and natural.

For patients who have been treated with ceramic implants, you conduct regular follow-ups. What are your observations?

We have observed that the restorations remain highly stable over time. The gum's level remains consistent, and we have not encountered any intolerances or cases of peri-implantitis so far.


In the field of implantology, Zeramex Zirconia metal-free dental implants stand out as a strong and effective choice. Supported by solid clinical evidence, these implants show excellent compatibility with soft tissue and bone, as observed by Dr. Lina Karnesi. Over time, Zeramex implants maintain stability and harmony.

Zeramex implants offer both dentists and patients a solution that promotes tissue growth, often reducing the need for complex procedures. Results are not only aesthetically pleasing but also seamlessly integrated into the mouth. Regular follow-up care ensures long-term stability and minimizes complications.

With rising demand for efficient, biocompatible, and visually appealing implant options, Zeramex implants are gaining recognition. Backed by clinical data and endorsed by professionals like Dr. Karnesi, they are a preferred choice for achieving exceptional outcomes. Patients can trust in a stable and harmonious dental restoration journey.

For dental professionals and patients alike, Zeramex implants provide a contemporary avenue to achieve a balance between function, aesthetics, and lasting oral health within the realm of implant dentistry.


Dr. Lina Karnesi is married and mother of little Christopher. Nine years ago she completed her dentistry studies at the University of Athens and then successfully completed a four-year specialist dentist training as an oral surgeon at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, among others. Because of this training, Dr. Lina Karnesi, as a dental surgeon in Radolfzell, also has a very high level of expertise in oral surgery treatments ( read a blog entry on the topic “Oral surgery in Radolfzell” here to get an impression of how important qualified training is for the success of the treatment). After that, Dr. Lina Karnesi Specializations in the fields of periodontology and implantology.

In recent years she has worked as a dentist in Zurich and as a senior specialist dentist in Munich and Regensburg. During this time, she did part-time research at the University of Munich on the subject of “periodontology” and completed this scientific activity with the German dissertation for Dr. medical dent. graduated (“magna cum laude”).

Zeramex Zirconia Implant Systems

At the forefront of ceramic dental implants stands the Zeramex Zirconia Implant Systems, a pioneering innovation in the field. Crafted from high-quality zirconia, a biocompatible and non-metallic material that has undergone extensive research and testing for dental applications, these implants offer unmatched reliability and performance.

The Zeramex Zirconia Implant Systems present a diverse range of implant designs, ensuring precise adaptation to each patient’s unique dental anatomy. With exceptional versatility, dentists can address various clinical cases, from single-tooth replacements to full-arch restorations.

Furthermore, the Zeramex implants feature advanced surface technology that promotes rapid osseointegration, leading to expedited healing and reduced recovery times. Patients can relish the benefits of their new smiles much sooner than with traditional implants.

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