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.
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)