Purpose: To evaluate the 15-year survival rate of zirconia (Y-TZP) implants with a roughened acid-etched surface in a retrospective post-market clinical follow-up (PMCF) study.
Keywords: ceramic implant, one-piece, PMCF, zirconia implant, Y-TZP
Materials and Methods: One-piece ceramic implants (CeraRoot) with a roughened acid-etched surface (ICE) were used. Six different implant shapes/sizes were used in this study. Either a standard or flapless surgical approach was used for implant placement. Simultaneous bone augmentation or sinus elevation was performed when bone height or width was deficient. Definitive zirconia restorations were placed after 2 months or later if the Periotest value was > -3. The implants were followed up for up to 15 years.
Results: A total of 1,828 implants were placed in 771 patients with a mean age of 51.18 years. The overall implant survival rate after 15 years of follow-up was 98.69%.
Conclusion: From this long-term investigation, it can be concluded that CeraRoot ceramic implants showed a 15-year long-term clinical performance with a survival rate of 98.69% under the described protocol, without significant differences between the six implant shapes/sizes.