How does CeraRoot perform long-term?

CeraRoot implants seem to better preserve the surrounding bone. The implants are more easy to maintain with no prosthetic sub-gingival connections. Being one-piece structure, there are no gaps where bacteria can grow.

The following clinical case performed in 2006 (7 years follow-up), is an example of how CeraRoot implants are capable to resist difficult intra-oral conditions such as high ingestion of processed sugar that cause destroy natural teeth. In this case, CeraRoot implants have not lost bone around the implants and the surrounding gum is as healthy as the gum surrounding the natural dentition.

CASE 1

Pic. 1: The patient has a remaining root of upper first right premolar that will be extracted on same day of implant placement. Lower right second premolar will also be extracted due to root fracture and immediately replaced with a zirconia implant.

 

 

Pic. 2: Day of the surgery two implants CeraRoot 14 – 12mm long are selected to replace upper right first premolar and second right lower premolar.

Pic. 3: Day of cementing the definitive all-ceramic crowns (14 & 45) on the CeraRoot implants.

Pic. 4: Day of cementing the definitive all-ceramic crown (14) on the CeraRoot implant at 4 months post-op.
Pic. 5: 8 years after the crowns were cemented, the patient has several teeth destructed due to high ingestion of processed sugar. Upper right second premolar and first molar need to be extracted. The gum color around the CeraRoot implant is pink which indicates good peri-implant health.

 

Pic. 6: 8 years after, the upper CeraRoot implant has suffered some tissue recession, just as much as the canine, which could be caused by an incorrect brushing technique. The implant on the lower jaw has not had any change. Note the extrusion of the first lower right molar due to missing upper teeth.

 

Pic. 7: The picture above clearly reflects how CeraRoot implants preserve surrounding bone even in difficult oral environments.

CASE 2

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Pic. 1  This patient has metal sensitivity and does not want to be restored with metal (titanium) implants. She has good amount of bone in height and in width to place one-piece CeraRoot implants.

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Pic. 2  The implants were placed and a fixed temporary bridge was placed in order to protect the implants during the healing time.

Pic 3. Xray from day of surgery

Pic 4. Zirconia with some porcelain bridges, before cementing them in the mouth.
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7 years after the surgery, it can be seen that the gingival tissue and the bone level around the implants, have been maintained.

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CASE 3

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Some bone augmentation is performed on the buccal to give more volume to the maxilla.

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3 months post-surgery, it can be seen the shoulder of the implant at gum level.

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The color of the gum is very healthy.

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This is the situation 5 years after the surgery. There are some stains in the teeth but the shape and color of the gums remain healthy.

The bone is stable specially because there are no sub-gingival connections creating inflammation.

CASE 4

Patient with a hopeless root.

 
 
 
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Extraction of the root of the patient and same day implant placement.

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Good space for the future crown.

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Day of cementing the crown.

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5 years after the surgery, the gum around the CeraRoot implant looks light-pink, whereas the area surrounding the titanium implant looks dark-pink/purple.

 CASE 5

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Initial situation

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4 months after the surgery

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The xray on the right is 5 year follow-up.

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The gum around the implant and the all-ceramic crown is very stable after 5 years. NONE of the images describing this clinical cases have been modified with any software such as Photoshop.

CASE 6

CASE 6

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One thought on “How does CeraRoot perform long-term?

  1. I had two titanium implants in 2011. One of them failed in 2015. It failed again this year. I would like to try a Ceramic implant. I may need a bone graft. I had my Aortic heart valve replaced in May of 2015. I need to get rid of the infected pocket and bone loss problem as soon as soon as possible. Thank you.

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