New article in the CLINIC Journal (issue 408) co-authored by Simon Tordjman: “Zirconia Implants: The Reliable Alternative to Titanium?
Simon Tordjman, a founding member of the EACim, is co-authoring the article: “Zirconia Implants: the Reliable Alternative to Titanium” with his colleagues Jonathan GUCCIARDI DUCICP*, Yann SAIZOU DUCICP**, Pascaline DORMAGEN***, Simon TORDJMAN**** and Olivier FROMENTIN*****
The use of zirconium oxide in various forms (Y-TZP or ATZ) allows the manufacture of intraoral zirconia implants which have been offered on the market for some years to meet a demand for restriction of the metal input within implantable or prosthetic devices. In the light of the recent literature, is the durability of these implants sufficient to represent a reliable alternative to the use of titanium implants in the treatment of single or partial edentulism?
This article is available in the CLINIC magazine (issue 408 – dated december 2021)
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*University of Paris, Rothschild Hospital (AP-HP), Private practice, Paris.
**University of Paris, Rothschild Hospital (AP-HP), Private practice, Paris.
***University of Paris, Rothschild Hospital (AP-HP), Private practice, Paris.
****Practising in Stomatology, Paris.
*****PU-PH, Head of the DUCICP, Lab URB2i, University of Paris, Rothschild Hospital (AP-HP).
For endosseous implantology, titanium and its alloys are now considered as the reference in terms of osseointegratable materials. The recent systematic review of the literature by Howe et al  reports 10-year survival rates for titanium implants of between 86 and 98%.
However, in the anterior region, titanium or its alloys, both implant and implant-retained, have been shown to be…