The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant offers you a unique esthetic solution to treat patients with specific needs. While some patients have a thin gingiva biotype, which requires a specific treatment approach, other patients express their explicit wish for a metal-free alternative.
The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant is based on decades of experience and offers you a unique esthetic solution to treat patients with specific needs.
The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant has a monotype design based on features of the Straumann® Soft Tissue Level Standard Plus and Straumann® Bone Level Implants.
The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant can be placed with the existing Straumann® Surgical kit while using a very similar surgical procedure as for all other Straumann implants. It is available in two endosteal diameters of 4.1 mm and 3.3 mm, with two abutment heights of 4.0 mm and 5.5 mm. The implant system uses the same unified color code for instruments and implants that is known from working with Straumann® Titanium Implants.
With the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant, clinicians have an additional option to convince patients to choose an implant treatment over conventional tooth replacement. A patient survey in Europe1 conducted with more than 250 participants has shown that many patients would prefer a ceramic implant over a titanium implant.
For clinicians the ceramic implant solution is a valuable opportunity to expand their patient base. Consequently, offering treatment with the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant will enable you to further differentiate your practice while meeting your patients’ expectations:
For successful treatments with high predictability, surface structure plays an important role in achieving osseointegration5 – 8. The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant features the ZLA™ surface, which is based on the well documented SLA® surface. Both surfaces have very similar topographies. Published research data2,3,4 indicates the same healing pattern, healing time and bone maintenance for the ZLA™ and the SLA® surface. The short healing time of 6 – 8 weeks, a revolutionary feature in ceramic implants, helps reduce the early failure risk9. The ZLA™ surface demonstrates fast and predictable osseointegration which is beneficial in successful implant treatment.
Studies have reported implant fractures of all-ceramic implants of certain manufacturers10, demonstrating how important mechanical stability is in the long term for a predictable treatment. The Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant is designed and produced to mitigate these risks of fracturing and instability. The implants are manufactured from a high-performance Zirconia (Y-TZP).
In addition to the specific material choice, highly controlled production processes have been set to guarantee exceptional levels of quality. This is why every single implant has to pass a 360° mechanical strength quality check (proof test) before being packaged and delivered to the customer.
The implant’s excellent mechanical strength has been confirmed in a clinical study where zero fractures where reported after the 1-year follow up11. This high product standard and strong study data allow patients and clinicians to be completely confident about the reliability of the treatment.
Patient demands most often include an uncompromised esthetic outcome of the treatment. In order to support clinicians to meet this need, the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant has a natural like ivory color. This specific feature makes the implant look more like a natural tooth and it supports the clinician in cases of thin gingiva biotype or soft tissue recession.
In addition to the color, the soft tissue also plays an important role in the esthetic outcome. An animal study has shown a reduced pocket depth and higher soft tissue attachment on the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant compared with a titanium implant. These characteristics might support the clinician in maintaining an esthetic and natural profile in the long term.
Clinicians who work with the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant have access to all advantages of a ceramic implant, and additionally, they can rely on a product which is well tested and based on Straumann’s decade-long experience in dental technologies.
1 Straumann patient survey, Data on file 2 Gahlert M et al. ‚ In vivo performance of zirconia and titanium implants: a histomorphometric study in mini pig maxillae.’ Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Mar;23(3):281-6 3 Bormann KH et al. ‚ Biomechanical evaluation of a microstructured zirconia implant by a removal torque comparison with a standard Ti-SLA implant.’ Clin Oral Implants Res. 2012 Oct; 23(10):1210-6 4 Data on file (Blanco) 5 Buser D. et al ‘Interface shear strength of titanium implants with a sandblasted and acid-etched surface: a biomechanical study in the maxilla of miniature pigs.‘J Biomed Mater Res. 1999 May;45(2):75-83. 6 Buser D. et al. ‘10-year Survival and Success Rates of 511 Titanium Implants with a sandblasted and Acid Etched Surface: A Retrospective Study in 303 Partially Edentulous Patients’ Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2012 Dec;14(6):839-51 7 Roccuzzo M. et al ‘Long-term results of a three arms prospective cohort study on implants in periodontally compromised patients: 10-year data around sandblasted and acid etched (SLA) surface.’ Clin Oral Implants Res. 2013 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print] 8 Cochran D.L. et al. ‘The use of reduced healing times on ITI implants with a sandblasted and acid-etched (SLA) surface: early results from clinical trials on ITI SLA implants.‘Clin Oral Implants Res. 2002 Apr;13(2):144-53 9 Raghavendra S, et al. Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Implants. 2005 May–Jun;20(3):425–31 10 Gahlert M, et al. ‘Dental zirconia implants up to three years in function: a retrospective clinical study and evaluation of prosthetic restorations and failures.’ Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2013 May-Jun;28(3):896-904 11 Gahlert M. et al. ‘Prospective Open Label Single Arm Study to Evaluate the Performance of Straumann® Ceramic Implants Monotype (CIM) in Single Tooth Gaps in the Maxilla and Mandible’ Poster 252 at the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association of Osseointegration, 17-19 Oct. 2013, Dublin Ireland