Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in McLean from Dr. Sang Kim
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 McLean-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Sang Kim
Harvard Trained | Double Board Certified Oral and Facial Surgeon
Dr. Sang Kim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as valedictorian in his class of 132 students. He is a recipient of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Award.
He finished his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and received a medical degree from Harvard Medical School with high honors.
He is also trained in Anesthesia and many other surgical disciplines including Plastic & reconstructive surgery, ENT, Vascular, Thoracic, Cardiac, Emergency, and General Surgery.
He has active dental and medical licenses in GA, VA, DC, MD and is board certified for the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a published author of abstracts on dental implants during the national annual American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) meetings and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientific research day. He also wrote book chapters in "Pediatric Head and Neck Tumor: A to Z" by Oral and Plastic Surgery Department at Boston Children's Hospital (CHB). Dr. Kim is also an author of peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral surgery Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral radiology on topics in Orthognathic (Jaw) surgery and Pathology. He collaborates writing scientific journals with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, in Korea.
He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and the Northern Virginia Dental Association.
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