CeraRoot zirconia implants for replacement of two maxillary central incisors

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This patient had been missing the teeth since the age of 18. There was bone missing but two dental implants were placed. CeraRoot implants are made of high strength ceramics also known as zirconia or zirconium oxide. Zirconia is used nowadays for the majority of restorations on natural teeth or dental implants. CeraRoot implants are metal-free, they don't corrode, they are ultra-biocompatible. Because the implants are one-piece design, they don't have micro-gaps where bacteria accumulate. CeraRoot implants were first introduced in Europe in 2003 and approved by the FDA and Health Canada in 2011. This treatment was performed by Dr. Al Manesh, in Mission Viejo, California. www.missionimplantcenter.com

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Nice video...how do you manage load? Do you have a 2 piece Zirconium implant in your catalogue? Thanks Dr. Salama


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Hello Maurice, every material has its applications. Dental composites behave EXTREMELY well in Class 1 cavities. There are no failures. The more we push the limits of the composites, then we start to see failures.

With ceramic implants, the worst mistake you can do is design it the same way you design titanium implants. Titanium and Zirconia are night and day in terms of flexure.

Titanium implants have advantages and disadvantages and zirconia implants too. We must not try to push the limits of the materials because then we confuse the dental community.

If a material works one way.... then don't try to do it in more ways.... because you are going to suffer....

In conclusion, apples to apples... oranges to oranges...

CeraRoot is fine with one-piece designs for now. The future will tell. We are aware that mosts doctors hate one-piece designs, but we also would hate to take phone calls from doctors that their zirconia implant broke.... Problems such as "how to take impressions ... or how to prep the implant margin, or infected implants.... this is OK.... but phone calls...... on which trephine or burr to use to remove a broken abutment or broken implant.... I don't want them. Doctors can buy other brands.

Question:
Do all the two-piece zirconia implants fracture? Of course not.
Do all the root canal teeth with a post inside fracture in half? Of course not...

But dental implants are already expensive (compared to root canals+intrapost) for the patients and the surgery is complex enough to start removing fractured cemented abutments or fractured implants. Trust me, It happens too often in two-piece designs...

Our one-piece implants don't fracture (after 14 years in function) and we want to keep it that way.

One-piece zirconia implants are about 70% stronger than Two-piece titanium implants and two or three times stronger than two-piece zirconia implants.






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