Ceramic implants are tooth colored, esthetic, metal free and very tissue compatible. Zirconia dental implants provide no allergic reactions and sensitivity to temperature and have an aesthetic advantage over titanium implants. Good esthetic results can also be obtained with titanium implants however in cases of gum recession, shrinkage and thin gums, titanium can reveal unsightly gray lines which will not be the case with regards to Zirconia implants.
In addition, it does not corrode and will not have any impact on taste in the mouth. Lastly, Zirconia implants are a viable alternative for patients who are not comfortable with or are not able to tolerate metal (titanium) implants in their mouths.
Ceramic implants used in our practice are manufactured in Switzerland. Dr. Monzavi has
performed InVitro and clinical studies and provided evidence of the effectiveness and reliability of these implants for clinical use.
Impant types include Z-systems, Straumann, Zeramex
As one of the original ceramic implants to receive FDA certification, Z-SYSTEMS continues to be the leader in innovation in the ceramic implant market and continues to create products that improve the lives of patients. As a Ceramic Implant Expert, Dr. Monzavi is skilled in placing Z-SYSTEMS implants and providing the best outcome for her patients.
You can learn more about ceramic implants as well as the health concerns associated with metal implants here: https://ceramicdentalimplants.com/
Also, visit Dr. Monzavi's Ceramic Implant Expert page here: https://ceramicdentalimplants.com/locations/beverly-hills-ca/dr-mona-monzavi
The implant body or post is the portion of the implant that is inserted into the jawbone. The implant body integrates with the jawbone and becomes the anchor for the new tooth.
The implant abutment is the portion of the dental implant inside the crown. Sometimes the abutment is created with the implant body as one piece. Other times, it is separate and attached to the implant with a screw. The abutment shapes the gum tissue and supports the crown.
The dental implant crown is the portion of the dental implant you see, but if done correctly, no one can tell it is not a natural tooth. The crown is bonded or cemented to the implant abutment and is commonly made of a ceramic or zirconia material because of its naturally white color and strength.
Electron Microscope performed by Dr. Monzavi at INSA Lyon France