A Healthier Approach to Dental Implants

Ceramic Implants offer a more natural, metal-free tooth replacement option. Scroll down to learn more.

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Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Arlington from Dr. Ali Pashapour

The Only FDA Approved 100 % Metal Free Implants, Superior to Titanium Implants in Many Areas:

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.

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.

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

More visible.

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

What Is A Dental Implant?

Ceramic Dental Implant Screw Diagram

The implant body or post is the portion of the implant that is inserted into the jawbone. The implant body integrates with the jawbone and becomes the anchor for the new tooth.

Ceramic Dental Implant Abutment Diagram

The implant abutment is the portion of the dental implant inside the crown. Sometimes the abutment is created with the implant body as one piece. Other times, it is separate and attached to the implant with a screw. The abutment shapes the gum tissue and supports the crown.

Ceramic Dental Implant Crown Diagram

The dental implant crown is the portion of the dental implant you see, but if done correctly, no one can tell it is not a natural tooth. The crown is bonded or cemented to the implant abutment and is commonly made of a ceramic or zirconia material because of its naturally white color and strength.

Dr. Ali Pashapour | Ceramic Dental Implant Dentist In Arlington, VA

Meet your exclusive Arlington-based
ceramic implant expert

Dr. Ali Pashapour

A board-certified oral surgeon in DC and Virginia, Dr. Ali Pashapour was born in Iran and grew up in France. After finishing the French Brevet and Baccalaureate in Normandy, France, he attended Georgetown University, where he graduated with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biochemistry. He then received an Ivy League education at The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

Following dental school, Dr. Pashapour continued his surgical training and education in oral surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for 2 years. He then completed general surgery and anesthesia rotations at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx, New York. He trained at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he completed plastic surgery, trauma, ear, nose, & throat (ENT), and surgical intensive care unit rotations. Dr. Pashapour also received his oral and maxillofacial surgery certificate. These experiences have given Dr. Pashapour a wealth of surgical expertise and knowledge that makes him stand out amongst his peers.

Decades Of Oral Surgery Experience

Many dentists and periodontists perform dental implant surgery without any surgical background. As an oral surgeon, not only is Dr. Pashapour distinctly trained in the field of oral surgery, but he also has years of hands-on surgical experience – placing 1,000 dental implants annually and tens of thousands during his career as a leading oral surgeon.

Having been practicing the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery since 2007, Dr. Pashapour holds privileges at several trauma centers in the Washington, DC area. He has devoted his professional career to all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special interests in the surgical removal of teeth and placement of dental implants, bone grafting, ridge augmentation, sinus lifts, soft tissue grafting, and anesthesia.

A Leader In Oral Surgery

Due to his extensive training, Dr. Pashapour has lectured at some of the most respected conferences, published multiple peer-reviewed papers and articles, and has continued to say up-to-date on the current trends in the field of oral surgery. He has also volunteered his time performing cleft palate surgery in South America.

At Pashapour Oral + Facial Surgery, Dr. Pashapour is proud to provide a wide variety of oral and maxillofacial procedures with the utmost attention and the highest level of care possible. He has years of experience as a top oral surgeon in Washington, DC and Virginia. Dr. Pashapour is affiliated with some of the most well-respected hospitals in the DC metropolitan area, including Fairfax Hospital, UM Prince George’s Hospital Center, and Reston Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Additionally, Dr. Pashapour is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Virginia Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Maryland Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Pashapour Oral + Facial Surgery is also a member of the Reston Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Pashapour’s Approach

Dr. Pashapour approaches every oral surgery with a deep understanding and extensive knowledge of oral and maxillofacial surgery, creating individual treatment regimens for each of his patients for the best possible outcome. Approaching every procedure with precision and care, Dr. Pashapour strives to provide his patients with all potential treatment options to ensure the best results possible with the quickest recovery time. He is fluent in English, French, and Farsi.

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1016 North Highland St
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Office: 703-566-1990


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