Traditional titanium implant systems consist of two metal components (the implant that's lodged into the jaw and the abutment that sits above the gum-line) joined together with a fixation screw. Micro-movement can occur where these pieces meet when under the extreme pressure of chewing, thus creating warm, moist places where anaerobic bacteria have an opportunity to colonize. It's a perfect setup for an unfortunate cascade of events to follow: the bacteria release toxins, inducing inflammation around the implant, which can eventually lead to bone loss and the possibility of implant failure.
With the one-piece design of CeraRoot zirconia implants all of these problems are eliminated, and consequently the aspect of the tissues around the one-piece implants resembles very much that of the natural dentition.
Over the past decades, more ceramic components have been incorporated into dentistry due to their clinically proven strength and aesthetic benefits. Not only is there a trend to include all-ceramic crowns and implant abutments in treatment plans, but the implant itself is now available in a one-piece design made from bio-compatible zirconia. CeraRoot implants set the stage for the ultimate in optimal function, superior health and natural beauty.