Nowadays, ceramic implants made of zirconium oxide are used as an alternative to titanium dental implants. The reasons for using zirconium oxide as a dental implant are multiple: the patient’s wish for metal-free and aesthetic reconstructions, promising results in pre-clinical and clinical studies, as well as the favourable reactions of hard and soft tissues.
In addition, bacterial adhesion to zirconium oxide could even be reduced compared to titanium. Current clinical studies show that ceramic implants made of zirconium oxide achieve similar rates of success to titanium implants. Which is the best material for dental implants? Take a look at “Battle of concepts: zirconia versus titanium implants" at the annual conference of the European Association of Osseointegration and find your own answer to this question.