Dentistry is a field in constant evolution. With implantology at the center of modern practice, titanium implants have repeatedly risen to every challenge. Yet despite their renowned success, the presence of metallic elements in a biological system can induce a variety of physiologic responses disturbing its natural equilibrium. Thanks to their physico-chemical properties, zirconia implants offer an interesting alternative.
This lecture will compare the different characteristics of both materials. The inflammatory state of the peri-implant tissues will be discussed. Could corrosion affect the implant stability? Could the prevention of peri-implantitis start with the choice of the appropriate implant material?
About Dr. Norbert Cionca (D.D.S.) :
Norbert Cionca is senior lecturer, Division of Periodontology and Oral Physiopathology at the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. He works in this department since 2005.
Norbert Cionca graduated from the University of Geneva School of Dental Medicine. He worked at a private practice and at the Maxillo-Facial Department at the Geneva Hospital during one year. He has a Swiss Federal diploma in dentistry (D.D.S), a Doctorate in dentistry (Dr. med. dent.), a Privat Docent (PD) in dentistry and is a Swiss board certified periodontist. He is a consultant at Geneva School of Hygienist. He is member of the Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) and member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
He was involved in clinical trials evaluating new antimicrobial protocols to optimize the treatment of periodontal and peri-implant infections. He is also involved in clinical studies to investigate the surgical and prosthetic phases of a two-piece zirconia dental implant.
He is an international lecturer in different congresses and participates to continuing education in the Periodontology Department.
Teaching activities :
University of Geneva
University of Bern
University of Malmö