Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Benefits of zirconia implants over titanium implants: A Systematic review

Shubham Jain, Rajeev Srivastava, vivek choukse,Nikhil Abbad


Zirconia-based implants were introduced into dental implantology as a substitute to titanium implants.Zirconia seems like an appropriate candidate for implant material due to its tooth-like color, its biocompatibility and its mechanical properties and low plaque affinity on the other hand The major drawback of titanium is its grayin color. Aims of this Study: The aim of this study is to review clinical and research articles conducted on zirconiadental implants, observe their success rate with a minimum follow up of 5years & compare them with titanium dental implants. Materials and Methods: A literature search was performed of the Pub Med database using the following key words: ‘zirconia,’ ‘zirconia implant,’ ‘zirconia versus titanium. The searches were limited to articles in English published from 2003 to 2018. Results: A total of 4 articles matched the criteria of a minimum 5year follow up study. This gave us success rate between 77.3% to 96.3%. Conclusion: Literature search showed that the success and longevity of dental implants strongly depend on surface characteristics and adequate osseointegration. And that the use of right size, shape, length and diameter of the implant in optimal loading conditions would increase the chances of successful implant placement. Although it also highly depends on that the right technique is being followed by the operator. Zirconia can prove a feasible alternative in replacing titanium. A need for more clinical trials concerning resistance to failure in long-term is of high importance.

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