In Ceramic implants 2/21, Prof. Belir Atalay and Dr Alper Çıldır presented a case report where they used i.a. Zeramex XT ∅ 5.5 mm (WB), length: 10 mm in the anterior region (#11).
Here is the final treatment result.
Prof. Belir Atalay and Dr Alper Çıldır about ceramic implants:
“In recent years, there has been a tendency to avoid the use of metals in dentistry. On the one hand, patients demand aesthetic solutions, and from this point of view, metallic materials are of course inferior to ceramics. On the other hand, there is also a steadily growing number of patients who, for biological reasons, do not want any metallic materials in the oral cavity. Ceramic implants are thus increasingly perceived as an alternative to titanium implants that meet increasingly heightened aesthetic de-mand. The only ceramic material that currently meets the requirements for strength, biocompatibility and aesthetics is zirconium dioxide (zirconia).”
The full version of the case report is available in Ceramic implants magazine 2/2021.
About the Doctors
Prof. Belir Atalay received his PhD in oral surgery in 2006 from Istanbul University in Turkey. He is a professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Faculty of Dentistry at the same university. He has been working primarily on ceramic implants, regenerative techniques, and immediate loading in his clinic and at the university in recent years.