Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Stockbridge from Dr. Ragan Faler
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 Stockbridge-based
ceramic implant expert
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Faler was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS and grew up working summers in his father’s periodontal practice where he gained an early interest in dentistry. After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1993 with a B.S. in Biology, he went to dental school at UAB School of Dentistry in Birmingham, AL. In 1997, he graduated from dental school and immediately began a 3 year residency in periodontics. During residency, he was selected as the Research Fellow in the UAB Department of Periodontics Research Clinic and also won a research scholarship from the Department of Oral Biology. He received a Masters in Dentistry from UAB Graduate School, and a Certificate of Residency in Periodontics from the UAB Department of Periodontics and the Birmingham VA Medical Center in 2000.
After his postdoctoral training, he moved back to his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and began practicing with his father. In 2003, he moved to Atlanta, GA. Since then, Dr. Faler has been practicing periodontics in the metro Atlanta area with a group specialty office. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology and is also an adjunct professor at UAB Department of Periodontics. Dr. Faler enjoys hunting, snowskiing, cooking, and spending time on the lake with his daughter, Isabella.GET STARTED with Dr. Ragan Faler Talk to a treatment coordinator
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239 Village Center Pkwy
Stockbridge, GA 30281
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