From immediate to delayed implant placement with zirconia implants
Dental implants made of titanium and titanium alloys are considered the gold standard in implantology, but recently, questions about biocompatibility, high corrosion, and debatable mechanical properties, came to question their clinical behaviour.
The increasing demand for metal-free dental implants and the development of refined, tougher, and stronger ceramic core materials in recent years has led to the wider use of new, strong all-ceramics systems based on oxide ceramics as an alternative to titanium in implant dentistry. The state of digital art essentially aims at simplifying clinical acts with greater predictability and speed, with a clear benefit to the patient. Digital technology has also allowed the integration of once hard-to-master technologies such as zirconia one-piece implants or the use of pre-fabricated customized abutments. The mechanical part of zirconia implant protocols is undoubtedly important. However, it is in the area of Biology and Physiology to implant that these zirconia technologies make a difference in relation to conventional ones.
In this context, this conference aims to show the pros and cons of ceramic implants in different times of placement, confronting biochemistry, biology, aesthetics and function.
Oral Surgery Specialist
Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry Faculty (Lisbon U)
Oral Surgery Post-Graduation Specialty (Lisbon U),
NYU College of Dentistry-Implant Dentistry (2006-2008)