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Dent. J. 2015, 3(3), 79-92; doi:10.3390/dj3030079

Implant Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses Using a New Monotype Zirconia Implant—A Case Report

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Clinic for Oral- and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Hightech Research Center, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Spitalstr. 21, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
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Clinic for Oral- and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Kantonsspital Aarau, Tellstr., 5001 Aarau, Switzerland
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Private Dental Clinic Doctors Moser and Borer, Missionsstr. 1, 4055 Basel, Switzerland
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Private Dental Clinic Doctors Kniha and Gahlert, Theatinerstr. 1, 80333 Munich, Germany
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Academic Editor: Claude Jaquiéry
Received: 6 August 2015 / Revised: 4 September 2015 / Accepted: 10 September 2015 / Published: 17 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medically Compromised Patients in Dentistry)
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Abstract

Currently, titanium or specific titanium alloys are the most often used materials for the fabrication of dental implants. Many studies have confirmed the osseointegrative capacity and clinical long-term performance of moderately rough titanium implants. However, disadvantages have also been reported with regard to peri-implant infections and the titanium metal properties. Tooth colored ceramic implants have attracted the interest of clinicians since the end of the 1960s. Initially, alumina was used for the fabrication of ceramic implants; however, due to the poor biomechanical properties, alumina implants are not commercially available any more. Since end of the 1990s, zirconia has been established in dentistry due to its superior biomechanical properties compared to other oxide ceramics such as alumina. Currently, zirconia is the material of choice for the fabrication of ceramic implants. Zirconia implants show superior biocompatibility compared to titanium and other metals. Additionally, it has been reported that zirconia implants with a micro-rough surface topography show at least a comparable osseointegrative capacity and similar clinical survival rates to moderately rough titanium implants. The present case reports a fixed implant-supported reconstruction of a large edentulous space with compromised local bone conditions using new monotype zirconia dental implants with a micro-rough surface topography. View Full-Text
Keywords: zirconium dioxide; zirconia; osseointegration; monotype ceramic implants; case report; clinical application zirconium dioxide; zirconia; osseointegration; monotype ceramic implants; case report; clinical application
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Roehling, S.; Ghazal, G.; Borer, T.; Thieringer, F.; Gahlert, M. Implant Supported Fixed Dental Prostheses Using a New Monotype Zirconia Implant—A Case Report. Dent. J. 2015, 3, 79-92.

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