Titanium Implant Removal
The patient was very happy with the ceramic implant and preferred to have the metal titanium implant removed and replaced with a CeraRoot 100% ceramic (zirconia) and metal-free implant.
This is how the CeraRoot implant looks like once it has been placed where the titanium implant was.
The final xray with the osseointegrated CeraRoot 16 (left) and CeraRoot 34 (right)
Of course to remove the titanium implant , the dentist has to put some local anesthesia next to the implant. But, the removing of the implant is not a complex procedure.
Same day of surgery. The titanium implant is removed and on the same day the CeraRoot implant is placed.
Xray of the new CeraRoot 34 implant placed in the position of the old metal titanium implant.
The crown is placed on the CeraRoot 34 (second premolar). The CeraRoot 16 is the white neck that shows through the gum.
VIDEO OF A TITANIUM IMPLANT REMOVAL by Dr. Oliva (www.cerarootclinic.com ) It’s one of the dental centers in the world that remove more titanium dental implants from the patients mouths. It’s located in Barcelona, Spain.
This is another video of a patient who had TWO TITANIUM implants failed on the same location, in a period of two years. The surgeries were performed at the University of California Los Angeles UCLA. On the third attempt, the selected implant was a CeraRoot ceramic implant. The patient after 3 years is doing very well with her CeraRoot ceramic implant. No more failures.
YES, it is possible to remove a titanium implant from the mouth.
When the dentist has the right tools, the procedure is simple. MUCH more simple than the surgery needed to place the implant.
Patients that report metal sensitivities or patients unpleased of showing a metal ring at the gum level, there are many reasons that a patient could ask a dentist to have the metal (titanium) implant removed.
Below we are going to describe step by step, how the surgery/treatment is performed:
This patient has 2 titanium implants in the upper left side of the mouth and a metal-ceramic bridge.
When the bridge that is screwed on the titanium implants is removed, it can be seen that there has been an oxidation process and the the different metals have corroded, creating a metal tattoo in the surrounding tissues of the implants.
This is one kit that can be used as an example, to remove a titanium dental implant from a patients mouth.
These are two parts that are assembled together and screwed to the implant. Once the implant and the tow parts are connected together, with the help of a special wrench, the metal implant can be unscrewed using high torque. With local anesthesia, there is absolutely no pain.
Once the torque wrench has reached high values, the implant is easily unscrewed. Once the two titanium implants are removed from the bone, the dentist has to decide if the patient has enough bone to place the CeraRoot zirconia implant at the same time, or the socket has to be grafted with bone and wait some months for healing. This patient had better bone situation in the posterior implant, and therefore a CeraRoot implant could be placed on the same day. The anterior implant socket did not have enough thickness of bone to be able to place the CeraRoot zirconia (ceramic) implant. The extraction socket in the front is grafted with artificial bone and closed with the patients own gum. After 1 month, it can be seen that the extraction socket of the anterior implant is completely healed. The zirconia implant has some stains because the patient has brushed the implant very gently following the instructions. A summary of all the steps to remove the titanium implants.