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 Elkhart from Dr. Douglas Snyder

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. Douglas Snyder | Ceramic Dental Implant Dentist In Elkhart, IN

Meet your exclusive Elkhart-based
ceramic implant expert

Dr. Douglas Snyder

Dr. Snyder has been practicing dentistry in Elkhart for over 30 years. After graduating from Goshen High School and College, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the IU School of Dentistry in Indianapolis in 1985.

His postgraduate education has included a wide range of dental care techniques, which allow him to emphasize gentle dentistry and modern care to his patients.

Each year, Dr. Snyder completes about 50 hours of continuing education. Recently, he completed an extensive program on dental lasers that lasted for several days. He is also trained in Same Day Dentistry, FastBraces and Dental Implants.

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Office Information

427 Waterfall Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46516

Office: 574-293-9495


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