The next generation: Two-piece, metal-free screwed ZERAMEX XT
This case involved a simple placement of an implant in a site with adequate bone in an overall healthy patient. The case is significant in that it was the first case ever worldwide using the ZERAMEX XT Ceramic Implant System.
ZERAMEX XT is a two-piece, screw-retained system that functions surgically and restoratively like current titanium implants.
This case shows a ZERAMEX XT 4.2 x 10 mm implant placed in a healed extraction and grafted site. The implant placement was done four months post-tooth extraction and grafting.
The implant was restored using the VICARBO Carbon Fiber screw and zirconia abutment.
At the one-year follow-up with the patient, the implant shows no peri-implant inflammation. In addition, no movement or bone loss can be observed.
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This case was completed in Zurich, Switzerland, by Dr. Jens Tartsch. He practices in Zurich and is a founding father of the European Society of Ceramic Implants. ESCI is a connection between industry leaders and clinical users of ceramic implants working together to create the designs and technologies for proven future success.
About the author
Dr. med. dent. Jens Tartsch, DMD, was born in 1965, and he received his DDS at the Free University Berlin (examination 1992). He is president and member on the board of directors for the European Society for Ceramic Implantology (ESCI). He is a member of the board of Swiss Society for Anti Aging Medicine and Prevention (SSAAMP). He is an international educator and author for metal-free implantology and immunology in dentistry and, specifically, oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has conducted clinical studies on the immunology of titanium implants, and considers his primary aspects to be: immunology in dentistry, metal-free implantology and dentures, and esthetic dentistry.