Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Santa Monica from Dr. Sara Larbi
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 Santa Monica-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Sara Larbi
Dr. Sara Larbi was born in Washington D.C. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Following graduation she moved to Los Angeles, to pursue a two-year General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Los Angeles. Serving the Veteran population allowed her to further advance her skillset and knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. She is passionate about providing a comfortable dental experience and keeping up to date with the latest advancements in dentistry. Dr. Larbi sees a patient’s oral health as an indicator of overall health. She believes in educating her patients on the importance of oral wellness and the mouth-body connection. She believes in creating a strong and healthy foundation of oral wellness.
Dr. Larbi is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) California Dental Association (CDA), and the Los Angeles Dental Society. In her free time, she enjoys visiting family, hiking, yoga, and occasionally painting.GET STARTED with Dr. Sara Larbi Talk to a treatment coordinator
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1304 15th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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