12. Zirconia Implants

More and more people tend to find that they are incompatible to conventional titanium implants. Negative reactions to the metal have been found over the past few years.

A replacement material is now available with modern high-performance ceramic zirconium oxide, which also brings aesthetic benefits:


• Significantly fewer plaque forms on zirconium oxide ceramics. This reduces the risk of peri-implantitis, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.

• The gingiva deposits very well on zirconium oxide and thus provides very good red-white aesthetics. Through the white material – very similar to the natural tooth – no gray rings or shadows are visible even with thin or receding gums.

• zirconium oxide ceramics are extremely biocompatible and do not irritate the immune system. There are no known incompatibilities or allergies to this material.