A Healthier Approach to Dental Implants
Ceramic Implants offer a more natural, metal-free tooth replacement option. Scroll down to learn more.Schedule your appointment Talk to a treatment coordinator
Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Dallas from Dr. Ted Fields
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 Dallas-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Ted Fields
Dr. Ted Fields graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a degree in mathematics and computer science. He then received his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, his certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Baylor University Medical Center, and a PhD in Craniofacial Biology from the Texas A&M Health Science Center. He started his own dental implant-focused oral surgery practice more than 15 years ago and has continued to push the boundaries and contribute to improved implant care ever since.
Dr. Fields has published numerous original peer-reviewed manuscripts, clinical reviews, and several book chapters. He has won numerous professional honors and awards; is an active member of many professional organizations; and has a very active lecture schedule throughout the world focused on various aspects of dental implants and implant-related surgical procedures. This past summer, for example, he was the keynote speaker at the International Implant Congress in Nice, France.
His professional goal is to leave the practice of dentistry better than when he started. He tries to do this every day by sharing his knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion with other professionals and patients alike. This goal also includes working to develop new techniques, protocols, teaching materials, and surgical devices and instrumentation that facilitate better patient care. In short, Dr. Fields loves what he does, and wants to pay it forward to benefit as many people as possible.
Dr. Fields has been placing ceramic implants for more than 10 years, which is the most extensive experience of anyone in the United States. He has helped design several generations of ceramic implants and implant components, and continues to work in this capacity. He tracks every patient and uses outcome assessments to improve the practice of ceramic implant dentistry. These observations, along with his seminars and over-the-shoulder courses have helped bring recognition and improvement to ceramic implant dentistry.
His wife is a restorative dentist, and they have twin boys that are about to leave them empty-nesters. For fun, Dr. Fields enjoys sports, cooking, traveling, meeting new people from all over the world, learning about different cultures, geocaching, and writing thoughtful essays about subjects as far reaching as world affairs, international culture, religion, charity, and war. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Dallas, and travels at least annually to Africa to provide clean drinking water and healthcare to remote and impoverished villages.GET STARTED with Dr. Ted Fields Talk to a treatment coordinator
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