High esthetic standards and increasing disposition to titanium allergies, along with a rising demand for metal-free reconstructions, have led to the proposition of ceramics as potential surrogates. The biomechanical properties of Zirconia implants have been improved and their clinical use has been expanded. The aim of this lecture is to introduce the indications of zirconia implants and to discuss their impact in a clinical concept.
About Dr. med. dent Cionca Norbert
Dr. Norbert Cionca is a lecturer in the Division of Periodontology and Oral Physiopathology at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. He has been working in this department since 2005.
He graduated from the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. He worked at a private practice and at the Maxillo-Facial Department at the Geneva Hospital for one year. He has a Swiss Federal diploma in dentistry (D.D.S), a Doctorate in dentistry (Dr. med. dent.), a Privat Docent (PD) in dentistry and is a Swiss board-certified periodontist. He is a consultant at Geneva School of Hygienist. He is member of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) and member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
He was involved in clinical trials evaluating new antimicrobial protocols to optimize the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections. He was also involved in clinical studies to investigate the surgical and prosthetic phases of a two-piece zirconia dental implant He is an international lecturer in different congresses and participates to continuing education in the Periodontology Department.