Severe damage to teeth or even their loss can severely impair the self-confidence and also the quality of life of those affected: A natural smile or the carefree enjoyment of food is then often hardly possible – and in some cases the ability to speak is also restricted.
For years, dental implants have proven to be a stable, sustainable and reliable solution for permanent tooth root replacement. In our practice in Berlin Charlottenburg, we only use high-quality ceramic implants for this purpose. In addition to their excellent durability, they are also convincing due to their high biocompatibility, excellent compatibility and appealing aesthetics.
Our years of experience with these ceramic implants show that they always meet the highest demands effortlessly.
Why are ceramic implants biological and healthy?
The use of metals in the oral cavity is often closely related to chronic diseases and can have a negative influence on the entire organism.
More than 60% of all chronic illnesses are caused by interference fields in the oral cavity, such as chronic inflammation foci or metal.
For this reason, biological dentistry relies on the use of 100% metal-free and biocompatible materials: dental implants made of zirconium dioxide fully meet the requirements of optimal body compatibility and biocompatibility. They are considered to be anti-allergenic and are also convincing in terms of quality, stability and aesthetics.
The high-performance ceramic zirconium dioxide is a neutral, anti-allergenic and optimally compatible material that has been used successfully in orthopaedics for hip joint implants for many years. In contrast to titanium implants, zirconium dioxide implants are completely metal-free and their thoroughly white colouring also allows for flawless aesthetics with optimal biocompatibility.
While titanium implants can cause incompatibility reactions, our ceramic implants have the property that they do not release particles to the surrounding tissue and therefore cannot enter the body. This means that neither allergies nor intolerances can develop.
Due to the special surface structure, the fusion of the ceramic implant with the bone (the so-called osseointegration) is optimal, which means that the implant can be loaded after only a few weeks. Due to the very good tissue compatibility of the zirconium dioxide material, the regeneration of the gums is also excellent. This prevents the formation of gaps, which in turn can promote the development of bacteria and allow them to enter the bloodstream.
Due to their nature and structure, ceramic implants also have a lower affinity for plaque. This means that harmful plaque adheres less to the surface than with titanium implants, which significantly reduces the risk of inflammation around the implant.
Ceramic implants offer all patients, even those with chronic diseases, allergies, intolerances or periodontitis, an optimal solution for tooth loss – and are also an aesthetically pleasing alternative to titanium implants.
What is the aesthetics of ceramic implants?
Ceramic dental implants have the positive property of being white through and through. They come very close to the natural whiteness of healthy teeth and provide flawless and natural aesthetics. While titanium implants often leave grey and disturbing margins on the gum line or shine through greyish in thinner areas (especially in the area of the front teeth), this is impossible with ceramic implants: they do not leave grey margins on the tooth replacement and even in areas where the covering gums are extremely thin or recede, the implant always remains completely white – and is therefore almost invisible in the bone.
The restoration of ceramic implants and the corresponding visible fixed prosthesis in the form of a crown or bridge restoration offers patients of all ages the chance to regain lost aesthetics in all areas of the oral cavity – and give them back their radiant smile.
How long do ceramic implants last?
The durability of ceramic implants is excellent. Ceramic is very similar to the natural tooth substance and has a long life span.
According to studies, 80 to 90% of ceramic implants are still fully functional after 10 years. If the recommended oral hygiene and care routine is followed, they can last a lifetime.
How long does it take for the ceramic implant to grow in?
procedure. After a detailed diagnosis of the blood values and a digital volume tomography (DVT) have been carried out in advance to examine any accompanying diseases, defects and the condition of the bone in detail, the insertion of the implant is planned in detail. The procedure is performed in our practice in Berlin Charlottenburg by our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, dentist and physician Dr. med. Thomas Franke.
After local pain elimination, the gums are opened at the planned location in the tooth row where the tooth to be replaced is missing. An exactly fitting canal is placed in the jawbone at this point, into which the artificial tooth root in the form of the ceramic implant fits perfectly. After inserting the biological ceramic implant, the site is closed again with the finest suture material. The previously made temporary, visible dental prosthesis is then attached to the implant, which is worn for 3-6 months until the fixed, final prosthesis is fitted.
Until then, we support our patients with recommendations for strengthening the immune system to optimise the healing process and, if necessary, we also offer procedures to promote wound healing.
Of course, we also check the ingrowth and the healing process by regular check-ups.
Where do the ceramic implants come from?
In our practice in Berlin Charlottenburg we have been using exclusively high-quality ceramic implants from the Swiss company Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) for years – and we are still enthusiastic about the results even after years of experience. The SDS implants offer the highest quality with optimum compatibility, aesthetics and stability. We have a whole range of SDS implants that meet all the individual requirements of our patients. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon, physician and dentist Dr. Thomas Franke can select the perfect implant for you after a detailed diagnosis – of course always metal-free, anti-allergenic, optimally tolerated by the body and aesthetically pleasing.
The Swiss company SDS was founded by implantologist Dr. Ulrich Volz and specialises in the development and production of metal-free dental solutions. The ceramic implants from SDS are of course also certified in accordance with current standards and bear the CE mark. With SDS implants we have a safe, healthy and aesthetically pleasing solution while maintaining the highest quality.