A Healthier Approach to Dental Implants
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Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Pocatello from Dr. Larry Bybee
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 Pocatello-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Larry Bybee
Dr. Bybee attended Oregon State University and Brigham Young University for undergraduate studies, and graduated from Creighton University's School of Dentistry in 1978. He then went on to do some teaching of his own, serving as an instructor at Idaho State University until 1993.
Dr. Bybee established his private family dentistry practice in 1978. The practice turned its focus toward pediatric care in 1996 and then in 2011 added biological dentistry. Since 2015, Dr. Bybee has dedicated his dental practice solely to biological dentistry which allows him to provide his patients with a safer and more biocompatible approach to modern dental treatment.
Dr. Bybee has had extensive clinical training in implant dentistry. Early in his career, he worked as an associate with Dr. Judson Wall and gained invaluable experience with advanced surgical techniques, biological dental treatment planning, and zirconia implant placement.
He continued to advance his implant skills by attending surgical intensive courses such as the Advanced Biological Zirconia Implant course in Switzerland with Dr. Ulrich Volz as well as courses on full arch reconstruction and additional implant training at the Arrowhead laboratory. He has also taken several courses in Sleep Dentistry and Craniofacial Pain.
Dr. Bybee picked dentistry for many reasons, one of them was to spend more time with his family, which he does as often as possible. He has six children and 13 grandchildren who keep him busy along with his 28 egg-laying chickens.
When he’s not with his family or foul he likes to read and enjoys mystery movies and comedies, exercise and would love to go fly fishing again on a regular basis.GET STARTED with Dr. Larry Bybee Talk to a treatment coordinator
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716 Yellowstone Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
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