Boost your DentistryIQ: Are ceramic implants the right option for your patient?

Aug. 31, 2020
Ceramic implants are a growing market, and Mike Foley's company, Zeramex, has felt the benefits of that growth. How have ceramic implants evolved through the years, and are they right for some of your patients?

The ceramic implant market is exploding, and Mike Foley said his company, Zeramex, has been a leader in promoting the use of ceramic implants. He discusses their advantages with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and says that patients generally want ceramic implants for cosmetic purposes, as well as for the holistic and metal-free choice.

Dr. Pam asks whether zirconia implants are still technically like a metal, and whether or not they can integrate with bone and tissue the way titanium does. She also asks if ceramic deserves its reputation for fracturing, and wonders why that is often the perception that patients have of it.

Foley answers these and more questions, including how ceramic implants have evolved, and why they might be a good choice for your patients. Learn more at        

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected]