Well-known in the scientific field zirconium oxide is a material which meets the highest standards in highly critical areas. E.g. it is used for the heat shields of space shuttles, in the brake pads of racing cars as well as in the ball heads of hip joint prostheses. With its extreme flexural resistence and nearly indestructible zirconium comes straight from space into your oral cavity. Thanks to the computer-controlled CAD/CAM technique developed by the Swiss team of scientists under Prof. Schärer, the German based Degussa Industries was able to introduce this state-of-the-art procedure to the experts in the field of dental implants.
HIGH-TECH DENTAL PROSTHESES OR IMPLANTS - METAL-FREE AND BIOCOMPATIBLE
Dental implants are a ground-breaking success and progress in dentistry itself. Now it goes one revolutionary step further into the future: zirconia implants. Previously implants of pure titanium were used – now patients have the possiblilty to select metal-free zirconium oxide implants. This alternative provides even a few more important health advantages: no allergic reactions – enormous breaking resistence and no corrosion. Highly stress and acid resistent, zirconium is a bad chemical and electrical conductor and resists any temperature changes without a problem. Research has proven zirconium to be neutral. Whilst pure titanium may exert negative biological influences, this is not the case with zirconium oxide. While a metallic grey shine is visible near the gingival margins titanium implants lack translucence. Zirconium is the "white gold“ of dental implants, an ideal solution for patients with metal intolerance.