Dr. Sammy NoumbissiDDS, MS
A New Era in Dental Implantology. Zirconia Ceramic Implants for Metal-Free teeth Replacement
Functional, safe and aesthetic replacement of dentition has long been a challenge. Titanium implants have been successful, however as their use has increased so has the variety of titanium and titanium alloy implants on the market. It is now known that not all patients are physiologically capable to accept or tolerate metal implants and the search for an alternative material has been active for over thirty years. Ceramics have been able to adapt and keep up with the ever-changing needs in dentistry. The discovery of ceramic oxides broadened their range of applications in dentistry and dental implantology.
Zirconia polycrystalline composites are inert bioceramics which have shown excellent physical, biomechanical and superior biological properties, they have emerged as a viable alternative material to titanium and titanium alloys for dental implantation. Furthermore, the manufacturing protocols and advanced formulas of zirconia developed have led to zirconia becoming a biocompatible, bioinert and structurally stable implant material.
This presentation will cover zirconia as an implantable bioceramic, the rationale, indications and benefits of metal free teeth replacement. Clinical cases with zirconia dental implants and prosthetics will also be presented.
Learning objectives for this lecture:
- Understand zirconia as a dental implant material.
- Evaluating and identifying patients at risk of metal sensitivity.
- Understand biotolerance as opposed to biocompatibility.
- Appreciate the versatility and viability of ceramic implants.
Dr. Sammy Noumbissi’s Bio
Dr. Sammy Noumbissi focuses his research on the bioceramics and their use as regenerative, implant and restorative materials. He is the founder of the Ceramic Implant Training course program and the founding president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology.
Dr. Noumbissi obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Howard University, Washington DC. He attended Loma Linda University Graduate Program in Implant Dentistry and received formal training in dental implantology, culminating with a certificate in Implant Dentistry and a Master of Science in Implant Surgery.
He has published abstracts and articles in peer-reviewed dental journals and lectures internationally.