- What is Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants?
- Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant and Osseointegration
- Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants Testing Protocols
- Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants and Esthetics
- Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants and Soft Tissue Health
- Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants and Metal Sensitivity
- Overall Benefits of Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants
- Are You A Candidate for Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants?
What is Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants?
The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant is part of the Straumann implant line. It is made from a metal-free zirconia ceramic, an alternative to titanium implant components. These implants are white in color and offer patients who may be sensitive to metals or who would just prefer to be metal-free an option for their implant therapy. Strength, biocompatibility, and esthetics make this a great choice for implant cases.
The features of Straumann® Pure Ceramic Implants include:
Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant and Osseointegration
the PURE Ceramic Implant system is produced from high-performance zirconia (Y-TZP). The surface of these implants is treated with what Straumann terms ZLA surface topography.
Patients may focus on what occurs above the gum line as an indication of a successful restorative process. While this is important, the true success of a dental implant is determined by what is going on under the tissue.
After an implant is placed, the fixture component of the implant and the surrounding bone and tissue begin to heal or osseointegrate. The term osseointegration simply means the process where the dental implant is fused or becomes part of the natural bone. The Straumann PURE Ceramic Implant has shown excellent success with its trademarked ZLA® topography resulting in rapid predictable osseointegration.
Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants Testing Protocols
The Straumann PURE Ceramic Implants undergoes a proprietary manufacturing process. Then before leaving the production area, the implants undergo a rigorous testing process. This testing is called 100% proof testing, also known as a 360° mechanical strength test, in which the implants are placed under forces that well exceed the maximum human bite capabilities.
Only the implants that pass the testing are able to be used in patient care. The strength of the material, the controlled production process, and the extensive product testing ensure these implants offer a high level of success.
Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants and Esthetics
The strength of the implant and its functionality are extremely important to an implant’s success. Equally important is the appearance of the final results. The Straumann PURE Ceramic Implant is white in color and mimics the appearance of the roots of a natural tooth. This is important for patients who have thin tissue and high lip lines. Because these implants mimic the natural tooth roots as opposed to the metal fixtures found in titanium implants, they blend into the tissue resulting in a natural appearance. Often when using metal components in implant dentistry, a shine through of the metal through thin tissue would cast a gray effect resulting in an unfavorable esthetic result.
Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants and Soft Tissue Health
The zirconia material used to produce PURE Ceramic Implants facilitates the formation of the attachment of the epithelium to the implant. In addition, when compared to titanium implants, zirconia has been shown to have less bacterial accumulation and, therefore, less chance of bone loss in the area surrounding the implant.
All in all, the tissue appears to show more favorable health, less recession, and better aesthetics when a zirconia implant is placed.
Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants and Metal Sensitivity
The all-ceramic feature of Pure Ceramic Implants offers a solution to patients who have shown sensitivity or allergic reactions to titanium metals. The yttria-stabilized zirconia used in these implants is completely metal-free and biocompatible. While allergies to titanium are not common, there are many patients who feel more at ease when choosing metal-free solutions in their dental care.
Overall Benefits of Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants
The following is a list of the overall benefits of Straumann PURE Ceramic Implants:
The benefits of this implant system offer an excellent choice in metal-free implant therapy.
Are You A Candidate for Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants?
If you are suffering from tooth loss and looking for a solution, implant therapies, in general, can provide the best option in bringing your oral health back to normal function. Your dentist will provide the best guidance on what implant therapies will work best in your specific situation below are some questions to help determine if you might be a candidate for Straumann PURE Ceramic Implants:
If you answered yes to these questions, you may benefit from the Straumann PURE® Ceramic Implant.