The new generation of ZERAMEX® ceramic implants set themselves apart by their very high material strength.
The implant and the abutment are made of highly compressed zirconium dioxide blanks and meet the high requirements for strength, biomechanical stability and accuracy of fit. ZERAMEX® ceramic implants are also corrosion resistant and do not conduct electricity or heat.
A high-strength and form-fit, absolutely stress-free, screwed ceramic-ceramic connection is created using the carbon fibre-reinforced VICARBO® screw.
The design of the connection was developed to minimise bacteriological colonisation or deposit.
equirements for strength, biomechanical stability and accuracy of fit. ZERAMEX® ceramic implants are also corrosion resistant and do not conduct electricity or heat.
High bonding strength is achieved with the new carbon-ceramic technology. The core is the VICARBO® screw made of carbon-fibre-reinforced high-performance threads.
It is distinguished by enormous isoelastic properties and has clear strengths: metal-free, biocompatible according to ISO10993 for long-term implants. Modulus of elasticity: >160 GPa., tensile strength: 2.000 MPa. (Comparison: Titanium grade 5: Modulus of elasticity: 114 GPa., tensile strength: 1,100 MPa.)
The continuous carbon fibres modified to suit the shape durably absorb the tensile forces and give the VICARBO® screw its high strength.
Relative tensile strength of VICARBO rod and Alternative Implantable Materials
(all values according to manufacturer’s specifications)
The 100 percent metal-free ceramic implants come very close to the natural model of a tooth root in BOTH aesthetics and function.
They are highly biocompatible, completely free of metallic corrosion and conduct neither electricity nor heat. Titanium can release titanium ions that can accumulate in the surrounding soft tissue and cause inflammation. When exposed to surface bacteria the corrosion resistance of titanium can also be reduced.These effects are completely excluded by using metal-free implants.
Situation after gingival recession.
Restoration with ZERAMEX® (left) Restoration with a conventional titanium implant (right)
- No dark shadows
- No shimmer through of the dark implant
- No visible metal
The two-part, reversible screw design enables the ZERAMEX® dental implant to offer a wide prosthetic flexibility while remaining a simple and clear system.
Work with the usual procedures and offer all-ceramic, screw-retained restorations. With the upcoming integration into the Exocad and 3Shape CADCAM systems, you will also benefit from the advantages of a digital workflow.