Metal free dental implants are ceramic dental implants which are composed of either aluminium oxide (alumina) or zirconium dioxide (Zirconia). Alumina metal-free dental implants have largely been superseded by Zirconia implants largely because of the superior physical/mechanical properties of Zirconia in environments that are similar to that found in the mouth.
Metal free dental implants
STRAUMANN PURE Ceramic implant were developed mainly for the following reasons:
Although titanium metal implants are generally regarded as safe, there are cases wherein patients developed hypersensitivity reactions to the titanium metal ions that can form in time due to wear and tear as the implant is subjected to continual stresses
The stronger titanium alloy implants that have aluminium and vanadium can also release aluminium and vanadium ions into the body for the same reason as mentioned above
Even in the absence of recognizable allergic reactions, there is a possibility that the metal ions sloughed off from metal implants can precipitate stronger immune reactions that can in turn lead to various pathologies (e.g., autoimmune and other diseases)
Bone loss at the gum line has been observed on some implant sites with metal implants
Titanium and titanium alloy implants in patients who also have amalgam fillings or metal crowns function as electrodes (with saliva and other fluids, dissolved substances, and bacterial wastes present in the mouth as the electrolytes), and voltage differentials and minute electrical currents occur between and among these metal bodies
Metal dental implants have a grey color and when they are located at the front of the jaws, they can be at times quite noticeable (and the wearer can be mistaken for an incog T-810?)
Titanium is much denser and heavier than bone while metal free dental implants have densities that are closer to that of bone, while at the same time being lighter and more wear-resistant than titanium; and finally
Initial studies seem to indicate that gum tissue remains healthier with metal free dental implants than with metal implants
Metal dental implants have a thin metal oxide layer (e.g., titanium oxide or tantalum oxide layer) on exposed outer surfaces; but wear and tear can scratch this layer and allow titanium metal to come in direct contact with the bone. Metal free dental implants are wholly composed of metal oxides and have no or negligible amounts of native metal impurities.
Because metal free dental implants have only recently become widely available, there hasn’t been sufficient time to adequately survey and measure their performance. Metal free dental implants were first approved for use and became widely available in European countries.
We are using the latest high-end technology for implant surgeries
» 3D CBCT Scanner
It allows us to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.
» Computer guided implant surgery
This advanced method allows to better pinpoint the exact location within your mouth for each implant, considerably simplifying the overall procedure. As our patient, you can look forward to a less invasiveness, a shorter recovery time, and an overall process that’s much smoother from beginning to end.
» PRF, Biotechnology
PRF offers a faster healing, less pain and decreased swelling after the dental surgery. It also provides improved strength of bone integration to dental implants.
» Straumann roxolid
Reduces invasiveness and offers more treatment options with smaller and stronger implants.
» All on 4
Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants through graftless procedure and immediate function. This shortens the treatment time concept and it is the least costly method in comparison with conventional implant.
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