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 Glendale from Dr. Vahik Meserkhani
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 Glendale-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Vahik Meserkhani
Dr. Vahik Paul Meserkhani began practicing in Southern California in 1991 with an emphasis in Prosthodontics and Implant dentistry. In 2003 he joined Loma Linda University in order to further advance his knowledge in Prosthodontic and Implant Dentistry.
A prosthodontist is a dentist who has taken three additional years of post-graduate education specializing in the restoration of natural teeth and the replacement of missing teeth. Dr. Meserkhani focuses on dental restoration and full-mouth reconstructions, or full smile makeovers. He is world-renowned for his expert smile restorations and has been featured on Fox TV for his work in this field. Dr. Meserkhani has had numerous articles published in The Journal of Prosthodontics and The Journal of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Meserkhani has been awarded a Diplomate from the American Board of Oral Implantology, the most important and difficult certification in oral implantology. This certification has been awarded to only 400 dentists in the United States since 1969. In addition, he is a faculty member of Zimmer Institute, of Esthetic Professionals and of Progressive Dentistry.
Dr. Meserkhani lectures both nationally and internationally on oral implantology, prosthodontics and collaborative dentistry.
- Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1987
- Master of Science Dentistry
- Post graduate in oral implantology Medical College of Georgia
- Surgical Fellowship in oral implantology Loma Linda University School of Dental Medicine 2003
- Prosthodontics specialty Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
- Post graduate in Esthetic Dentistry at UCLA
- Diplomate American Board of Oral Implantology
- Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Board eligible by American College of Prosthodontists
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- American Academy of Prosthodontics
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
Outside the Office
In his leisure time, Dr. Meserkhani enjoys playing tennis, cycling, photography and traveling with his family.GET STARTED with Dr. Vahik Meserkhani Talk to a treatment coordinator
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Glendale, CA 91205
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