The current product offer has restorative flexibility with multiple abutment choices and will soon have scan bodies and a complete digital workflow with fully customized prosthetics. Modern ceramic implants now offer the same ease of use as current titanium implants.
Three reasons to consider adding ceramic implants to your armamentarium: Demand for metal-free implants is growing as patients are seeking more natural and biocompatible products; asking their dentists about alternatives to titanium implants. If your practice is close to a whole foods market or other organic market, you likely have patients that would appreciate the choice of a non-metal solution. Your practice could be missing this same patient as they search for a solution fulfilling their dental needs.
Patients have become more educated and demanding. Not only do they want a tooth replacement for functionality, but they are demanding exceptional aesthetics. In thin tissue type and anterior cases, we have all witnessed occasional greying and metal transparency. Ceramic implants are white, often eliminating the need for tissue grafting. Ceramic implants should be presented as a solution for all single tooth cases in the anterior. Patient demand for cosmetic solutions should be a strong consideration in the offerings provided.