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Ceramic Implants

Description:
Dr. Han Van der Elst describes the utilization of the all ceramic root form implant. In addition to reviewing their advantages, he also cautions on certain disadvantages that clinicians must consider prior to utilizing a ceramic implant.

Date Added:
7/31/2008

Author(s):

Hans Van der Elst, DDS Hans Van der Elst, DDS

DR. HANS VAN DER ELST    DDS
Dental Surgeon

Specialist Implantology
(German S...
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Questions & Comments
henry salama923 - (9/18/2008 10:27 AM)

I agree that it may be a little too early to make a definitive judgement. However, my guess is that ceramic implants will mostly have a boutique type of role in implant dentistry. The reason is that with Zr abutments implant dentistry already has a very esthetic option in restoring anterior implants with thin tissue. It seems to me that with titanium implants and Zr abutments we get the best of both worlds. The one application that I can envision a benefit is one-piece ceramic implants where the gap is eliminated and there may be a soft tissue benefit.

Dhruvin Patel903 - (8/17/2008 1:41 AM)

Ceramic Implants??????

Still under the scanner....According to me... To start with i feel more preferable to use in the anterior zone...
lesser masticatory forces as fracture resistance is less... less prone to gingival irritation so can achieve a good gingival archietecture and enhance implant aesthetics...

I the case video presentation posterior implants and that to cantilever was demanding too much of ceramic implants...

experts please give ur suggestions on this issue???

manoj rajan - (8/1/2008 6:58 AM)

i did not find this presentation intersting.Does not provide a perspective regarding ceramic implants

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