Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Barrington from Dr. Robert Bouffard
The Only FDA Approved 100 % Metal Free Implants, Superior to Titanium Implants in Many Areas:
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.
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.
Thanks to the white material, no gray shadows are visible even with thin or receding gums.
Ceramic implants are opaque to X-rays, and easier to recognize in critical situations.
What Is A Dental Implant?
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.
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.
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.
Meet your exclusive Barrington-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Robert Bouffard
A graduate of the University Of Maryland Baltimore County and the University Of Maryland Dental School, where he was awarded the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While a dental student, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and served for over twenty years. While on active duty, Dr. Bouffard completed a hospital-based general practice residency and a specialty residency in Periodontics. He successfully attained board certification and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Bouffard brings a unique approach to surgical dentistry to the thriving practice at Maple Avenue Family Dentistry. He is trained in the latest techniques including computer-aided design and guided tissue regeneration and dental implant placement. With over 20 years of general practice and specialty training and experience, Dr. Bouffard’s presence affords Maple Avenue patients dental treatment at a level few practices can offer.
Dr. Bouffard performs the full spectrum of periodontal procedures, surgical and non-surgical therapies, and third molar extraction as well as third molar (wisdom tooth) extraction. We offer non-narcotic/opioid sedation for the comfort and safety of our patients.
Dr. Bouffard’s practice is concentrated in the areas of Periodontics, Dental Implantology, and Oral Surgery procedures. According to Dr. Andrea Barone the owner of the practice “there is a real obvious chemistry, and the result has been many restored beautiful smiles and happy patients”.GET STARTED with Dr. Robert Bouffard Talk to a treatment coordinator
Schedule Your Appointment?CALL: 401-247-2200
310 Maple Ave
Barrington, RI 02806
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