An Overview of Zirconia Dental Implants: Bask Properties and Clinical Application of Three Cases


Gungor M. , AYDIN C. , YILMAZ H. , Gul E. B.

JOURNAL OF ORAL IMPLANTOLOGY, vol.40, no.4, pp.485-494, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1563/aaid-joi-d-12-00109
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL IMPLANTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-494
  • Keywords: dental implants, zirconia, zirconium oxide, TITANIUM IMPLANTS, CE-TZP/AL2O3 NANOCOMPOSITE, 2-PIECE ZIRCONIA, ORAL IMPLANTS, FOLLOW-UP, IMMEDIATE, OSSEOINTEGRATION, SUCCESS, OXIDE, REPLACEMENT

Abstract

Due to the possible aesthetic problems of titanium implants, the developments in ceramic implant materials are increasing. Natural tooth colored ceramic implants may be an alternative to overcome aesthetic problems. The purpose of this article is to give information about the basic properties of dental zirconia implants and present 3 cases treated with two-piece zirconia implants. Two-piece zirconia dental implants, 4.0 mm diameter and 11.5 mm in length, were inserted into maxillary incisor region. They were left for 6 months to osseointegrate. Panoramic and periapical radiographs were obtained and examined for bone-implant osseointegration. During the follow-up period the patients were satisfied with their prosthesis and no complication was observed.