NobelPearl™ – a unique 100% metal-free two-piece ceramic implant solution

03 October, 2018 / professional-focus
 Nobel Biocare  

Nobel Biocare’s unique new alternative to titanium implants offers a highly welcome new option to dental professionals for patients wishing to gain the natural esthetic excellence they desire.

The evolutionary NobelPearl ceramic implant uses a flexible cement-free internal connection designed to support a natural soft-tissue appearance.

“With NobelPearl, we are proud to finally bring the first completely metal-free, screw-retained, two-piece implant system to the market. The result of many years of active research in ceramic dental implant technology, it adds an exciting full-ceramic, metal-free dental implant option to Nobel Biocare’s leading range of titanium dental implants with the clinically proven TiUnite surface,” said Hans Geiselhöringer, President of Nobel Biocare.

Natural Aesthetics

Recent trends in the dental implant market indicate that patients increasingly prefer metal-free solutions as they can provide the look and feel of natural teeth. Compared to titanium dental implants, ceramic implants appear more natural since the oxide is ivory in colour, making it similar to the colour of the natural tooth. This is important for restoring teeth, especially in the anterior zone.

Soft-tissue friendly

Particularly beneficial to patients with a thin gingival biotype, NobelPearl is designed for excellent soft-tissue attachment and demonstrates a low inflammatory response.

  1. With fully tissue-friendly, biocompatible ceramics there are no allergic reactions, no sensitivity to temperature and no impact on taste.
  2. Additionally, the zirconium oxide ceramic shows no interactions with other dental materials and is electrically neutral.

Peace of mind

NobelPearl’s zirconia make-up also benefits patients by demonstrating a low plaque affinity1 and offers greater restorative flexibility compared with one-piece or cemented ceramic implants. Its two-piece, reversible, cement-free internal connection, specifically designed for ceramic implants, avoids the risks associated with soft-tissue inflammation and the development of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis2.

An evolution of ceramic implants

Discover the NobelPearl’s unique inter-X connection. While the ceramic absorbs compressive forces, the VICARBO screw made of carbon-fibre-reinforced PEEK withstands tensile forces thanks to its continuous longitudinal carbon fibres. The abutment’s simple placement and secure seating is enabled by the connection’s high-precision geometry. The slightly bevelled contact surface of the implant platform is designed to facilitate the centring of the prosthetic components, while the four interlocks prevent abutment rotation within the implant.

Innovative technology

The high-performance metal-free VICARBO screw is made of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer designed for a strong ceramic-to-ceramic connection. The hydrophilic sand-blasted and acid-etched ZERAFIL™ surface, combined with a partially machined collar is proven to osseointegrate effectively3,4.

NobelPearl implants and abutments are milled from hot isostatic-pressed (HIP) zirconia (ATZ*) blanks, which are proven to be strong.

No thermal process (sintering) or finishing takes place after the final shaping of the external and internal implant geometry. This manufacturing method enables a high level of dimensional precision and accuracy3.

Proven strength for a successful start in ceramic implantology

NobelPearl is engineered for primary stability5 and is available for a broad range of indications, from single to multiple units.

The NobelPearl implant has been proven to provide strength for success, and its thread design and tapered implant shape, combined with the tapered-drill protocol, have been engineered to achieve high primary stability. Tapping into natural biology, beauty and beyond, Nobel Biocare’s unique ceramic implants add a valuable time-efficient and affordable option to all implant dentists’ portfolios.

NobelPearl is to be integrated into Nobel Biocare’s digital workflow that includes treatment planning with the NobelClinician™ software and guided implant surgery with NobelGuide™ pilot drilling. Later this year, clinicians will also be able to offer patients the NobelPearl Ceramic Base CAD/CAM solution using DTX StudioTM design software.

Creating outstanding restorations made easy

Use NobelPearl and discover everything you need for a successful start in ceramic implantology.

For more information, contact Nobel Biocare on 0208 756 3300, or visit


  1. Cionca N, Hashim D, Mombelli A. Zirconia dental implants: where we are now, and where are we heading? Periodontol 2000 2017; 73(1): 241-258
  2. Wilson TG Jr. The positive relationship between excess cement and peri-implant disease: a prospective clinical endoscopic study. J Periodontol 2009; 80(9): 1388-1392
  3. Chappuis V, Cavusoglu Y, Gruber R, et al. Osseointegration of zirconia in the presence of multinucleated giant cells. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2016; 18(4): 686–698
  4. Jank S, Hochgatterer G. Success rate of two-piece zirconia implants: a retrospective statistical analysis, Implant Dentistry: April 2016; 25(2): 193–198.
  5. Chappuis V, Cavusoglu Y, Gruber R, et al. Osseointegration of zirconia in the presence of multinucleated giant cells. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2016; 18(4): 686–698


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