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Dental Zirconium Oxide Implants – METAL FREE
We are proud to announce that we are now offering METAL FREE FDA approved Dental Implants.
Is Zirconium Oxide a new material?
Zirconium Oxide is not new for medical applications. Zirconium Oxide hip implants have been in use for nearly twenty years (1.8 million implants) and long-term clinical studies exist for these applications.
For dental applications Zirconium Oxide has been used for approximately ten years in root posts, and for the last even years in crown and bridge restorations.
How does the mechanical strength of zirconia implants compare to titanium implants?
In contrast to titanium, Zirconium Oxide has a significant higher flexural strength. The flexural strength of Zirconium Oxide is within 1200-1500 MPa, approximately three times higher than the flexural strength of titanium at 400 MPa.
The monoblock design of Z-Look implants increases the stability by a further 100 – 200%, due to avoiding the reduction in wall thickness of conventional implant designs.
Have implant fractures occurred?
The world market leader for Zirconium Oxide products have produced all Z-Look3 implants, with more than 2500 inserted implants. Only one implant fracture has occurred so far, due to trauma. In comparison, the Zirconium Oxide abutments of most manufacturers are in some parts only 0.5 mm thick. The slimmest implant core, excluding the threads of Z-Look implants is 2.75 mm.
Hip implants despite the high forces acting on them, have shown to be very reliable.
Does Zirconium Oxide dissolve when in contact with body fluids?
No. Zirconium Oxide has a melting point of 2700 degrees Celsius and no free electrons.
Even very strong acids in very high concentrations will not be able to dissolve Zirconium Oxide.Contact us
today to schedule a consultation to examine the health of your mouth and determine if Metal Free Implants are the right choice for you.