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 Irvine from Dr. David Son
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 Irvine-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. David Son
Dr. Son earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Ohio State University. His studies continued with a UCLA residency in sleep apnea, multiple courses at UC San Diego for TMD, and attendance at USC for training in dental implant surgery. He is also a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, NMD. A practicing clinician for more than 25 years, Dr. Son is certified in dental implants, Invisalign, ozone therapy, and Waterlase (a technology found in very few area practices).
Professional affiliations include:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Esthetics
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology
- Orange County Dental Association
Dr. Son is passionate about dentistry; with an in-depth understanding of the impact oral wellness has on the lives of his patients. He takes time to share this insight with patients.
In his free time, Dr. Son enjoys travel and golf.GET STARTED with Dr. David Son Talk to a treatment coordinator
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17875 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92614
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