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4455 E. Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Meet your exclusive Phoenix-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Ronald Watkins
Dr. Ronald Watkins is an Omicron Kappa Upsilon graduate of the Baylor University School of Dentistry. He received his graduate certification in periodontics and was awarded a Master of Dental Science degree for his research in periodontics from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill in 1970.
Dr. Watkins worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontology at Louisiana State University from 1970–1972. He is an honored member of numerous organizations including the following: Member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Western Society of Periodontology, and the Arizona Society of Periodontists. He has lectured on the topics of implants and bone grafting.
With specialty training in both implants and aesthetics, Dr. Watkins offers a unique and unparalleled perspective on the field of implant reconstructive dentistry to Phoenix-area residents and has done so for the past 15 yearsGET STARTED with Dr. Ronald Watkins Talk to a treatment coordinator
Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Phoenix from Dr. Ronald Watkins
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.