DENSILOX® Ceramic Materials

Choosing a natural material when it comes to dental implantology is becoming a high priority for many patients. While titanium is a functional choice for dental implants some patients develop adverse reactions to metals1,2,3 or experience a discoloration of the gums4,5.

With ceramic dental implants in your portfolio, you can offer your customers a natural and hypoallergenic choice of dental implants for excellent aesthetic results. 

DENSILOX® ceramic implants and abutments are 100% metal-free, biocompatible oxide-based materials.6,7,8 You can select according to your requirements between the most commonly used Zirconia (TZP) and Alumina Toughened Zirconia (ATZ) ceramics. Additionally, you can opt for a Zirconia Toughened Alumina (ZTA) ceramics, already widely used for orthopedic applications.*

Strong

All DENSILOX® ceramics demonstrate high fracture strength and toughness as well as high hardness.9

Aesthetic

You can choose DENSILOX® ceramics in a range of colours for an individual solution and for the highest aesthetic demands: natural white, translucent white, ivory or ‘gingiva pink’.

Metal-free

All DENSILOX® ceramic materials are 100% metal-free. 

Less Bacteria Adhesion on Ceramics

Studies have shown that ceramic surfaces have low potential of bacterial colonization. The reduction of peri-implant plaque formation may simplify hygiene for the patient and prevent gum inflammations.10,11,12

DENSILOX® ceramics are biocompatible and hypoallergenic.

Our Colour Range

  • DENSILOX® Natural white 

  • DENSILOX® Translucent white

  • DENSILOX® Ivory

  • DENSILOX® Gingiva pink

Our Ceramic Materials

ATZ

  • Alumina Toughened Zirconia
  • Zirconia matrix ceramic composite
  • 100% metal-free
  • Purity > 99,9%
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Superior hardness
  • High toughness
  • Superior fracture strength 

TZP

  • Zirconia
  • Monolithic ceramic material
  • 100% metal-free
  • Purity > 99,9% 
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • High hardness
  • Very high toughness
  • High fracture strength
  • Very low thermal conductivity
  • Translucent

ZTA

  • Zirconia Toughened Alumina
  • Alumina matrix ceramic composite
  • 100% metal-free
  • Purity > 99,9%
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Extreme hardness
  • High toughness
  • Extremely high fracture strength

Discover the Possibilities of Ceramics

References

1. Gökçen-Röhlig B, Saruhanoglu A, Cifter ED, Evlioglu G. Applicability of zirconia dental prostheses for metal allergy patients. Int J Prosthodont. 2010;23(6):562-565.

2. Oliva X, Oliva J, Oliva JD. Full-mouth oral rehabilitation in a titanium allergy patient using zirconium oxide dental implants and zirconium oxide restorations. A case report from an ongoing clinical study. Eur J Esthet Dent. 2010;5(2):190-203.

3. Blaschke C, Volz U. Soft and hard tissue response to zirconium dioxide dental implants--a clinical study in man. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2006;27 Suppl 1:69-72.

4. Cosgarea R, Gasparik C, Dudea D, Culic B, Dannewitz B, Sculean A. Peri-implant soft tissue colour around titanium and zirconia abutments: a prospective randomized controlled clinical study. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2015;26(5):537-544. doi:10.1111/clr.12440.

5. de Medeiros RA, Vechiato-Filho AJ, Pellizzer EP, Mazaro JV, dos Santos DM, Goiato MC. Analysis of the peri-implant soft tissues in contact with zirconia abutments: an evidence-based literature review. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2013;14(3):567-572. doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1364.

6. Kajiwara N, Masaki C, Mukaibo T, Kondo Y, Nakamoto T, Hosokawa R. Soft tissue biological response to zirconia and metal implant abutments compared with natural tooth: microcirculation monitoring as a novel bioindicator. Implant Dent. 2015;24(1):37-41. doi:10.1097/ID.0000000000000167.

7. Bächle M, Butz F, Hübner U, Bakalinis E, Kohal RJ. Behavior of CAL72 osteoblast-like cells cultured on zirconia ceramics with different surface topographies. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2007;18(1):53-59. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0501.2006.01292.x.

8. Cionca N, Hashim D, Mombelli A. Zirconia dental implants: where are we now, and where are we heading? Periodontol 2000. 2017;73(1):241-258. doi:10.1111/prd.12180.

9. Internal data

10. Scarano A, Piattelli M, Caputi S, Favero GA, Piattelli A. Bacterial adhesion on commercially pure titanium and zirconium oxide disks: an in vivo human study. J Periodontol. 2004;75(2):292-296. doi:10.1902/jop.2004.75.2.292.

11. Rimondini L, Cerroni L, Carrassi A, Torricelli P. Bacterial colonization of zirconia ceramic surfaces: an in vitro and in vivo study. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2002;17(6):793-798.

12. Roehling S, Astasov-Frauenhoffer M, Hauser-Gerspach I, et al. In vitro biofilm formation on titanium and zirconia implant surfaces. J Periodontol. 2017;88(3):298-307. doi:10.1902/jop.2016.160245.

*The mentioned claims are based on the long-term experience of ceramic materials/implants in dentistry as described in public available literature, mainly focusing on use of zirconia materials (TZP). 

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