The results of a new study were presented at last month’s International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ Winter Symposium. The research included more than 150 patients, all of whom received full arch restorations for upper teeth, lower teeth, or both. In total, the study included 219 arch restorations, supported by over one thousand zirconium implants. All patients were between one and five years post-surgery at the time. Researchers found a 98 percent success, which is comparable to the results of similar studies involving titanium implants.
These findings concur with many previous studies that have found metal-free implants to have high success rates, short term, and long term. Zirconia implants offer unique benefits, including eliminating worries about metal allergies, electrical conductivity, and corrosion. Additionally, because zirconia is a type of ceramic, is it naturally white and will not cause a dark area at the gumline. For more information about metal-free implants, please call our office at 707-781-8550.