The 3.3 mm diameter-reduced Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant helps to overcome the clinical requirements of specific situations that require reduced-diameter implants, especially in the anterior region. Together with the 4.1 mm version, it completes the portfolio of Straumann monotype ceramic implants.
The high-performance, yittria-stabilized zirconia provides an even higher fatigue strength than grade 4 titanium implants.
Rigorously tested and backed by science
The manufacturing process of Straumann® PURE implants involves some innovative steps, including a rigorous test procedure in order to assure the stability of every single implant. Data from mechanical tests also show that the Straumann material is capable of meeting the requirements imposed on the strength of diameter-reduced implants from ceramic . Static fracture strength tests according to ISO 14801 show that the Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant has a significantly higher resistance to forced rupture than competing products in both regular and reduced diameters. 
The Straumann® PURE Ceramic implant comes up with some impressive features:
- Design features that combine the known advantages of the Straumann® Bone Level and the Soft Tissue Level implant design
- The high-performance, yittria-stabilized zirconia that provides an even higher fatigue strength than grade 4 titanium implants
- The original Straumann® ZLA® surface, designed to enhance and shorten the healing process and to provide a highly predictable osseointegration [3-5].
After nine year of scientific research and development, the 4.1 mm Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant was officially launched at the ITI World Symposium in April 2014. The diameter-reduced Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implant 3.3 mm was fully introduced to the market at the end of 2014. The first 3.3 mm Straumann® PURE Ceramic Implants were placed between July and October 2014 in a controlled market acceptance test with selected dentists. The very first implant was placed by Dr. Florian Thieringer from the Clinic of Oral- and Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland.
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