Is zirconium really metal-free? Do zirconium oxide implants break? Can you provide zirconium oxide implants immediately? Is zirconium oxide immunologically safe? How rough is the SLM surface compared to standard titanium? - Frequently asked questions.
Frequently asked questions
There are more and more people who cannot tolerate titanium oxide, due to its broad use as a pigment. This incompatibility may be confirmed in an independent laboratory using a titanium stimulation tests; for example at IMD in Berlin for € 80-130.
In case of defective implementation, the complex process could have false positive and false negative results. This is due to the expensive work for each of the antigens to be tested. The procedure is accredited in adherence to DIN 15189 at several university hospitals and specialized institutes. If the laboratory carrying out the tests has insufficient experience, erroneous results can be expected.
In laboratory blood studies, no adverse reaction could be detected with zirconium oxide . Thus, all-ceramic zirconium oxide implants are considered to be immunologically safe.
The cement is not in contact with the body, because it is shielded by the crown . Thus, the cement is harmless.
Yes, zirconium oxide ceramic is the product of a chemical reaction of metallic zirconium and gaseous oxygen. This product has no properties of its raw materials. This is done exactly like saline, which is made of the extremely hazardous metals sodium and highly toxic chlorine. gas.
There are large differences in the material used and the manufacturing process. in ceramic implants. At zsystems, with its patented manufacturing process, Zirkolith® demonstrates a higher breaking resistance than titanium implants. A good occlusion design is decisive for long-term success.
Yes , zsystems zirconium oxide with its patented SLM® surface exhibit optimal roughness and integrate into the bone exactly as well as titanium implants.
Yes, sufficient primary stability and an appropriate design allow an immediate supply - no immediate loading. All macromobility must be avoided; micromobility supports the bone healing process. See TIB immediate supply as PDF
The bone healing process takes 6-8 weeks in the human body. Experienced users report that they perform a successful treatment after 6-8 weeks with appropriate bone quality and healing process.
The surface of metallic titanium is passivated on contact with the air; it forms a thin layer of titanium oxide, but it is not stable. The formation of galvanic elements with other metals in the oral cavity is thus not avoided. zirconium oxide is an all-ceramic material in which reactions no longer occur.
Material fatigue is tested in extensive, standardized tests according to the DIN ISO standard. The zirconium oxide used by zsystems is hipped and its fatigue is only have as great as unhipped zirconium oxide.
The one-piece implant prosthetic is just like a natural tooth. And for two-piece implants, prosthetic components such as healing caps, gingiva formers and various abutments are available.
For patients who do not accept protective measures, the two-piece ceramic implant Zirkolith® is protected by the mucous membrane and can be exposed to chewing forces. And the one-piece implant can dispensed a measure of protection if there is good bone quality and high insertion torque.
Yes, we do have a screw retained solution: Z5s. Right now, implants with a diameter of 5mm and lengths of 8,10 and 12 mm are available. We are constantly working on more sizes and a bigger abutment selection.
No studies but case reports showing that if there is sufficient primary stability, protection measures can be waived, and the implant can be supplied immediately.
We recommend measuring the primary stability using PERIOTEST.
Zirkolith® zirconium oxide is characterized by excellent tissue compatibility. The crestal bone remains very stable to the last thread. In some cases, further bone growth has been observed on the Zirkolith ceramics.
We recommend the preparation of the stage like a natural tooth.
The potential of individual abutments can only be exploited in implants which are placed at bone level. For two-piece soft tissue-level implants, the transmucosal part can be formed by the upper implant body.
The patented SLM® surface of the Zirkolith® ceramic implants has an optimal roughness comparable to that of standard titanium implants.
Yes, there are fewer clinical data than for the 2-3 international premium titanium implants. But the clinical documentation of Zirkolith® ceramic implants is comparable with that of other titanium implant systems. Upon request, we will gladly send you a literature compilation.
100 % is very rare and you can achieve the same success with Zirkolith® ceramic implants you can with titanium implants. In any case, with better mucosal membrane behavior even after years, and no shadows or colorations in the case of gingival recession. We have people who are working exclusively with ceramic implants who have seen more patients, because the colleagues do not offer this option in their region.
Good consultation also includes information about ceramic implants and a factually correct discussion. How do they want to justify that your patients have not been advised of ceramic implants when the patient has an intolerance and did not know that they had it.
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