Introduction to Zirconia Implants for the Cosmetic Zone

Friday May 7, 2021 • Phoenix, Arizona • 1:00-5:00pm

Lecture & Hands-On Workshop

Course Description:

Naturally, white zirconia implants have advantages in demanding esthetic anterior cases. Strong in design and manufacturing, with two-piece flexibility, and considering the favorable response with soft tissue, makes them the ideal solution for cosmetic success.

We’ve all seen it. That little bit of graying from the titanium implant that peeks through the tissue of anterior implants. It doesn’t happen every time, but as the patient ages, that tissue will also age. As that tissue recedes, the highly cosmetic case will become trickier and trickier to manage.

Zirconia implants are white in color and have a natural relationship with soft tissue that allows for higher demanding esthetic case success. Now made of Zirconia (zirconium dioxide [ZrO2]), ceramic implants are no longer prone to fracture. The fact is, the designs have also evolved. Designs are now tapered, two-piece and screw-retained with customizable restorative options that fit most clinical situations. The surgical procedure is very familiar and the ceramic implants utilize similar tooling and surgical kits, as used in traditional titanium dental implants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Biological and cosmetic advantages of Zirconia Implants
  • How to choose a 1 or 2 piece Zirconia implant
  • Surgical protocol for successful placement of Zirconia implants

4 hr. course with a hands on placement workshop

Presented by:

Dr. Paresh Patel

Dr. Paresh Patel is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Medical College of Georgia/AAID Maxi- Course. He is a fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute and a diplomate of the ICOI. 

Dr. Patel has placed more than 5,000 implants, has published numerous articles in leading dental journals, and has worked as a lecturer and clinical consultant on dental implants and prosthetics for several companies. He maintains private practices in Lenoir and Mooresville, North Carolina.

Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix,
122 North Second Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004