Ceramic Implants: a New Alternative for Dental Rehabilitation

  • Bruna Caroline Gonçalves Vasconcelos de Lacerda São Leopoldo Mandic Institute and Research Center, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Jéferson Martins Pereira Lucena Franco School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário Leão Sampaio – UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil
  • Meirilândia Ribeiro da Costa School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário Leão Sampaio – UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Jamile de Melo Casado Pereira School of Medicine, Estácio Juazeiro do Norte - FMJ, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Natã Cavalcante Pereira School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário Leão Sampaio – UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Ivo Cavalcante Pita Neto School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário Leão Sampaio – UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil. Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Centro Caririense de Pós-Graduação - CECAP - Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Gabriela Gonçalves de Vasconcelos School of Medicine, Universidade de Pernambuco - UPE, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
  • Juliana Gonçalves de Vasconcelos School of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Janykelle Gonçalves de lima School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário Leão Sampaio – UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Tiago Norões Gomes School of Dentistry, Centro Universitário Leão Sampaio – UNILEÃO, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil. São Leopoldo Mandic Institute and Research Center, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Centro Caririense de Pós-Graduação - CECAP - Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.
  • John Eversong Lucena de Vasconcelos. São Leopoldo Mandic Institute and Research Center, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Centro Caririense de Pós-Graduação - CECAP - Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil.

Abstract

Titanium alloys are vastly used for fabrication of dental implants. New implant technologies are being developed due to immunological potential and possible aesthetic impairments with titanium implants. Since the end of the 1990’s, zirconia was introduced in Dentistry due to its superior biomechanical properties compared to other ceramic oxides such as alumina, representing the material of choice for the fabrication of ceramic implants. Zirconia implants symbolize an ideal alternative for patients who seek for a metal free solution. The presence of abutment/implant in the one-piece conception provides excellent functional and aesthetic results, satisfying the most elevated levels of expectations. It presents superior biocompatibility compared to titanium and other metals, being effective as a new tendency to dental rehabilitation. The aim of this work was to briefly revise the literature and present a clinical case regarding the characteristics of zirconia implants in order to reinforce the attention of oral health professionals towards this promising alternative.
Published
Sep 20, 2016
How to Cite
LACERDA, Bruna Caroline Gonçalves Vasconcelos de et al. Ceramic Implants: a New Alternative for Dental Rehabilitation. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, sep. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1877>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2118.
Section
Dental Medicine

Keywords

Osseointegration; Zirconia implants; Dental Rehabilitation