The CeraRoot Dental Implant is a white implant made of Zirconia Oxide, a ceramic. This implant can be used to replace missing or soon to be missing teeth. There are clear advantages over the traditional metal implants. It is important to note that healing in bone of both materials is identical. Below are some reasons why you may want to consider CeraRoot over Titanium Metal:
Zirconia is a very biocompatible material and because of that a very firm fixation occurs between the bone and the ceramic implant. A study performed in the University of Minnesota confirmed the strong osseointegration (rigid fixation to bone) of CeraRoot implants. Many other scientific publications have reported similar results, confirming that zirconia is an excellent material for dental implants.
2. Allergies & Sensitivities
There is an increasing number of individuals that present with allergies, sensitivities and other skin or immune system alterations that may contraindicate the implantation of a metal device into the body. Most of the cases of titanium implant allergies are developed after long-term exposure with the metal. This means that although the patient may not have an allergy or sensitivity on the day of surgery, the patient may develop the allergy after some years of direct contact and exposure with the metal. This allergy may cause itching, redness, discomfort and inflammation that may lead to bone loss around the implant.
Zirconia implants are white in color and thus overcome many shortcomings of the metal titanium implants. This is specially important in patients with thin gums, where the implant may shine through the gum tissue giving a gray appearance. Moreover, the aging process is frequently associated with recession of the gum and the metal of the titanium implant may become visible in the mouth.
4. Corrosion resistant
Zirconia implants are much more biocompatible than titanium implants. Zirconia is resistant to chemical corrosion and it is an electric and thermal insulator. These three properties make zirconia a bio-inert material and thus the surrounding tissues around the implants are totally healthy.
5. Electric insulant
The non-electric conductivity of zirconia makes it more difficult for bacteria to adere to the surface of the implants and thus, it is more easy for the patients to clean and maintain healthy gums and avoid bleeding of the tissues.
6. Holistic friendly
CeraRoot implants do not alter the body’s energy meridians. For those patient’s who follow the principles of the holistic medicine, zirconia implants are the best solution because they are totally bio-inert.
The long term success of the CeraRoot implants is the most important aspect of the system. The implants have been designed to withstand the masticatory forces of the mouth. The CeraRoot zirconia implants’ function is to replace specific teeth in the mouth in the most biologically sound approach.. For this reason both the diameter and length must be similar to those of natural teeth.
8. One-piece design
The traditional titanium implants systems consist a implant which is placed at bone level and the abutment connection that is connected to the implant by means of a fixation screw. This multiple parts are colonized by anaerobic bacteria that grow and produce toxines that induce peri-implant inflammation. In general this inflammatory reaction is subclinical and thus patients don’t even feel it. However, in some occasions the patient’s imune system may be compromised due to age, illness, allergies, smoking and/or stress. The first signs of peri-implant inflammation are: bleeding, swelling, pus suppuration and halitosis. As a consequence of this inflammatory process there is a bone loss around the implant and long term success is really compromised.
With the one-piece design of CeraRoot zirconia implants all this problems are eliminated, and consequently the aspect of the tissues around the one-piece implants resembles very much that of the natural dentition.
9. One-stage surgery
The CeraRoot implant placement is done in a one-stage approach. The implants are specially designed for the immediate placement after a tooth extraction. Moreover a minimal invasive surgery may be possible in cases with no infections and sufficient bone where the implant may be placed through the gum without having to make incisions and suture to the gum.
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