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131 NW 100th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33324
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Meet your exclusive Plantation-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Santiago Lopez
Meet Dr. Santiago Lopez
Dr. Lopez’s unique approach to dentistry and patient care began where he completed his studies, in Colombia where he practiced for 10 years. He is recognized by the Colombian Dental Colleges Association and the Latin American Dental Colleges Association for his ground-breaking thesis graduation project, earning him first place in Social Studies in the dental community. Dr. Lopez’s work served to improve approaches in patient care by implementing new methodologies and approaches to patient treatment.
Dr. Lopez’s understanding of practical patient needs and desires drive his patient-focused approach to dentistry. He actively listens, understands, and addresses each individual under his care, customizing his treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Dr. Lopez is comprehensively trained in the area of implant dentistry, and he is a master of the latest concepts in bone and tissue regeneration, utilizing only the most advanced biomaterials and technologies. He is a member of the International Dental Implant Association, and an award-winning recipient for his educational achievements in implant dentistry. Dr. Lopez is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as the American Dental Association.
Dr. Lopez recently completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry, again gaining recognition for his patient-centered philosophy of care. In his recreational time, enjoys traveling with his wife and children, relaxing on the beach, and playing soccer and racquetball.GET STARTED with Dr. Santiago Lopez Talk to a treatment coordinator
Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Plantation from Dr. Santiago Lopez
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.