Zirconia Implants

by Dr. Paul Petrungaro

A Healthier Approach to Dental Implants.

If you’re considering dental implants, Ceramic Implants, or Zirconia Implants, offer a more natural, metal-free tooth replacement option. And when you work with Dr. Paul Petrungaro, you'll feel confident knowing you're in the hands of an internationally-recognized surgical specialist who can deliver a faster recovery time and less pain, while giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile that's 100 % metal free and superior to titanium implants.

To Schedule Your Appointment
(855) 769-7645
4 Offices throughout Chicagoland
Why Choose

Dr. Paul Petrungaro

Dr. Petrungaro is a periodontist who specializes in the tissues that surround and support your teeth and dental implants. He is, in fact, a dental implant specialist who has successfully placed over 15,000 implants and is recognized around the world as an expert in the field in implantology as well as the treatment of failed or failing implants, and zygomatic implants.
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What are Z-Systems Ceramic Implants?

Z-Systems Ceramic Implants offers the only FDA approved, 100% metal-free implants that most consider superior to titanium implants in many areas:
More natural.

More Natural

Bones and gums integrate better with zirconium oxide ceramics.


Z-SYSTEMS implants are metal-free, biocompatible, conduct neither heat nor electrical energy, and cause no irritation to the immune system.
More sustainable

More Sustainable

Less plaque accretion than on titanium. This reduces the risk of perimplantitis as well as cardiovascular diseases and strokes.


Ceramic is much stronger than titanium.
More aesthetic

More Aesthetic

Thanks to the white material, no gray shadows are visible even with thin or receding gums.
More visible

More visible

Ceramic implants are opaque to X-rays, and easier to recognize in critical situations

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Why should I choose Zirconia Implants?

They are hypoallergenic, biocompatible and non-corrosive

  • Titanium is a metal and can lead to allergic reactions or incompatibilities.
  • Titanium can conduct electrical energy and heat which can lead to discomfort in some patients
  • Titanium can react to changes in temperature in your mouth

Zirconium implants demonstrate extremely low adhesion of bacterial plaque, the main cause of gum disease, which left untreated can lead to bone loss and the eventual loss of the implant.

  • Because they are one piece, there is no junction where they crown and implant connect that can harbor bacteria which can cause inflammation and bone loss around a metal implant
  • Because they are a one-stage procedure and do not need to be placed as far into the bone, they help speed and improve healing, shortening treatment time

They offer the highest quality aesthetics

  • In some case, due to thin bone or receding gums, the dark gray intrinsic color of metal implants may show through and be unsightly. Because Zirconium is white, the color of the gum is always pink and identical to your natural teeth. Even when there is very thin amount of gum tissue

They are proven safe and effective

  • Titanium implants have experienced a long success rate worldwide over the past 15 years.
  • Z-Systems ceramic dental implants are the only FDA approved 100% metal-free 1 piece, 2 piece and tapered ceramic dental implants on the market today

They offer the highest strength and durability

  • Zirconium is extremely strong and designed to withstand tremendous biting forces
  • The one piece design of the implant provides additional protection against structural weakness and breakage.

Because they are hypoallergenic and non-metal they are the perfect choice for those patients:

  • Who have adopted a natural, holistic lifestyle as they adhere to holistic health principles
  • Who have sensitivities to metal
  • Who have allergies and skin sensitivities
  • Who have compromised auto-immune disorders

Are Zirconia Implants affordable?

While the costs of dentures or partials may seem much less expensive, when you factor in long term health and stability, and the fact that generally bridges or dentures need to be replaced every 5-10 years, Dental implants are very cost competitive with other tooth replacement choices.  And when you factor in long term oral health and quality of life, implants are a great choice!

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