Removing a titanium dental implant and replacing it with a CeraRoot zirconia implant

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Titanium Implant in the front without the crown and CeraRoot implant in the back without the crown.


The patient was very happy with the ceramic implant and preferred to have the metal titanium implant removed and replaced with a CeraRoot 100% ceramic (zirconia) and metal-free implant.


The crown can be seen on top of the CeraRoot ceramic implant.


The all-ceramic zirconia crown on the CeraRoot ceramic implant


Xray that shows the two CeraRoot implants in the mandible and one titanium metal implant on the lower right side of the mandible that the patient wants to have removed.


This is the first part of the procedure that is performed to remove the implant.


This is the second part 0f the procedure.


Of course to remove the titanium implant , the dentist has to put some local anesthesia next to the implant. But, the removing of the implant is not a complex procedure.


This is the implant how it looks like once it has been removed.



The area where the titanium implant is located, sometimes, it is necessary to make the hole a little bit larger for the new implant to be placed.



This is how the CeraRoot implant looks like once it has been placed where the titanium implant was.


Same day of surgery. The titanium implant is removed and on the same day the CeraRoot implant is placed.


Xray of the new CeraRoot 34 implant placed in the position of the old metal titanium implant.


The implant is protected for 2 months, while the bone is healing around the new implant. The patient chews on the plastic protector (Essix appliance) during the healing time.


The patient while have the new all-ceramic crown, on top of the new CeraRoot implant.

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The crown is placed on the CeraRoot 34 (second premolar). The CeraRoot 16 is the white neck that shows through the gum.


The final xray with the osseointegrated CeraRoot 16 (left) and CeraRoot 34 (right)

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11 thoughts on “Removing a titanium dental implant and replacing it with a CeraRoot zirconia implant

  1. I have 3 titanium implants on my bottom molars, two on the left side and one on the right. Ever since getting these implants I have had tension in my jaw, neck, and head areas. I’ve been to multiple doctors to try to find the cause for this head and neck tension, but there are no clear answers. I’ve heard that this may be caused from the titanium implants. I now want to replace the implants with your ceramic implants to see if that will resolve my issues. Is this something that can be done all at one time or would each implant have to be done separately and allow time to heal before replacing the next?

  2. Wow, this ceramic implant looks beautiful and clean. Thanks for the pictures, I can see how it looks like and how replacements are done. However, I have a question, is it as strong as the titanium?

  3. With this type of implant, what are the benefits of it over the one that was removed? I didn’t really see an explanation among the pictures. The pictures did provide a good visual on how the process was done so I commend you on that.

    1. Hello Sam Fisher, thank you for your comment. The first benefit is that the CeraRoot implant is 100% ceramic and does not suffer corrosion nor oxidation. The metal titanium implants are made of multiple parts where bacteria can accumulate and create gingival inflammation. Patients that do not like to have metals in their mouth or have metal sensitivity or allergy, this is the right treatment. Of course, before removing a titanium implant we encourage patients to have a MELISA TEST (blood test) performed to see to what extend there could be an allergy. Some patients simply prefer to remove the titanium metal implants, even if their blood test did not show allergy.

      1. I have had a titanium implant done in March 2018 unfortunately I have been suffering with a terrible metal taste coming from for it over a year the dentist told me there was nothing he could do, I have gone to see many doctors they have not found anything wrong …now I wanted to do the melisa test before I have it removed but I live in Canada and don’t know who does that test I also can’t taste food anymore and I am devastated..there was no redness around the implant just a terrible burning metal taste often activated and made worse by foods I this point should I just have it removed? I was referred to an allergist and another specialist nit sure if I should continue with more doctors as they don’t seem to believe me:( they have never heard of a titanium sensitivity???

      2. Hello Maria, If you have difficulty having the Melisa test performed, and you have seen various dentists and have not been able to figure out where the burning sensation is coming from, probably you should think about having the titanium implant removed… even before doing any blood test, or intense physical examination with Ultrasounds or MRI or CT scans… etc etc…
        Yes it’s sad to have to remove a titanium implant that you paid for quite amount of money, but if you clearly start having burning mouth after the implant was placed, then most likely there is something in the composition of the implant that is disturbing your oral health. We wish we could tell you that if you remove the titanium implant, you will feel better immediately, but nobody knows. Nowadays removing a titanium implant is not as difficult as it used to be in the past. Today we have great tools that make the implant removal as easy or easier than actually placing one. So if you have any doubt the implant is doing all this discomfort, then go ahead and ask a dentist of your confidence to have it removed.

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