A Recent Updates on Zirconia Implants: A Literature Review
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Academic and Research Scientist, Bangalore, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Saurabh Gupta
MDS (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Academic and Research Scientist
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 17, 2015; Accepted Date: November 21, 2016; Published Date: November 28, 2016
Citation: Gupta S (2016) A Recent Updates on Zirconia Implants: A Literature Review. Dent Implants Dentures 1:113. doi:10.4172/2572-4835.1000113
Copyright: © 2016 Gupta S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The most significant standard for dental implants’ success is choice of an appropriate implant biomaterial. Titanium and titanium alloys are used extensively for fabrication of dental implants. Due to potential immunologic and potential esthetic compromises with titanium implants, new implant technologies are being advanced. Conversely, such new technologies should preserve the characteristics which offer titanium implants having their high rates of success. As a substitute to titanium implants, Zirconia implants were familiarized into dental implantology. Zirconia appears to be an appropriate implant material due to its low plaque affinity, tooth like color, biocompatibility and mechanical properties. This study aims at reviewing research and clinical articles undertaken regarding zirconia dental implants, comparing them with titanium dental implants, and offer information about zirconia dental implant mechanical strength and osseointegration. Zirconia dental implants possess the potential to be substitute dental implants to titanium dental implants, however yet they are not routinely used clinically.