Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Cincinnati from Dr. Mark Ruther
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 Cincinnati-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Mark Ruther
Meet Dr. Ruther
Dr. Ruther is a practicing dentist and former U.S. Air Force captain and instructor pilot. He is married with three children.
Dr. Ruther is an active member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), the Holistic Dental Association, as well as the American Dental Association, The Ohio Dental Association, and the Cincinnati Dental Society.
Dr. Ruther was born in 1985 in Cincinnati, OH. He has four older brothers. Dr. Ruther went to the U.S. Air Force Academy from 2003-2007. He was an intercollegiate varsity boxer and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Following graduation in 2007, he completed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training in 2008 and was selected as a first assignment instructor pilot. He was rated "exceptionally qualified" in 2010 and flew over 1,300 hours in the T-1A instructing students. Dr. Ruther has always been conscious of our biological place on the earth, and he completed a Master of Science in Environmental Management in 2010.
Dr. Ruther flew the C-130E/H at Little Rock, AR, from 2012-2014 before exiting service and moving back to Ohio for dental school.
Dr. Ruther graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2019. From 2019-2021 he worked in emergency dentistry, helping patients in true crises. Dr. Ruther has completed extensive continuing education courses in biological dentistry and dental implants. Dr. Ruther has attended the IAOMT conference and completed the Implant Pathways Continuum educational course in Arizona. Dr. Ruther and Dr. Westendorf joined together in 2021, serving the needs of patients in northern Cincinnati. His practice includes all aspects of general dentistry.GET STARTED with Dr. Mark Ruther Talk to a treatment coordinator
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11147 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
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