CERALOG® Implant System – CERAMIC EXCELLENCE
Zirconia implants – innovative and safe
The demand for highly esthetic prosthetics is on the increase. There is a focus on ceramic implant solutions with high biocompatibility. The ivory colored one-piece CERALOG® Monobloc and the two-piece CERALOG® Hexalobe implants offer an exceptionally high level of esthetic properties. This is a mature system that has been in clinical use for many years. The high tissue compatibility of zirconium dioxide is widely acclaimed.
The dual surface texture
The dual surface texture of CERALOG® combines two defined roughnesses on a single implant, without postprocessing, that is unique. The enossal area of the implant body is provided with a micro-roughness with an Ra value of 1.6 μm to enable targeted deposition of bone cells. The neck area of the implant has a lower degree of roughness with an Ra value of 0.5 μm, which additionally optimizes the deposition of soft tissue.
The Y-TZP zirconia material
CERALOG® Implants consist of yttrium oxide stabilized tetragonal zirconium dioxide. They are produced by Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM). Here both the outer geometry as well as the surface structure are already created in a mold before the sintering and HIP process (HIP = Hot Isostatic Pressing). No abrasive treatment of the zirconia is necessary during this process. Only few companies worldwide are capable of mastering this high-tech manufacturing process.
100% quality control: every single implant is subjected to an extensive mechanical loading test and dimensional check in a controlled process prior to packaging.
CERALOG® Hexalobe Implant
The first two-piece ceramic implant – CERAMIC EXCELLENCE
The two-piece CERALOG® Hexalobe Implant allows reversible screw-retained prosthetic solutions which overcome the limitations in use of many previous ceramic systems. The two-piece Hexalobe Implant has been used successfully in the present configuration since early 2012.
A special feature is the material of the abutments. These are manufactured from the PEKK high performance polymer which behaves very similar to a tooth under load conditions and offers good sealing properties due to its ductility. CERALOG® Implants are very similar to the titanium implants in their use.
The Hexalobe Implant-abutment connection
Perfect connection design for ceramic implants
Esthetics, quality of life and patient satisfaction are also based on the quality of the prosthetic elements. The perfect implant-abutment connection is of significant relevance for the long-term stable success of the restoration. The CERALOG® Hexalobe connection has been designed and perfected specifically for ceramic. Perfect transfer of higher forces as well as high rotational stability.
Advantages and benefits – implant-abutment connection
- High level of user safety thanks to the connection design
- High positioning precision due to minimal rotational freedom
- No complicated transfer key for abutments required
- Ceramic-compatible force transfer when inserting the CERALOG® Hexalobe implant