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Guests near Greenville ask, “How long do zirconia implants last?”

Regular dental implants are made of titanium and are implanted into the guest’s jawbone through a minimally-invasive process. However, since the metal has its own potential side effects, some dentists use a non-toxic zirconia material called Z-Look3 that is healthier and safer for use. Guests should choose an experienced dentist for zirconia implants near Greenville.

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Z Systems

Z Systems is a novel technique that guarantees no metal throughout the implant procedure, from crown to root. The all zirconia implant is a fully biocompatible restoration that heals faster and looks visually pleasing too.


Z systems are not just about the implants. The dentists can gain an in-depth knowledge of the guest’s teeth, quite literally. Even before the process begins, the 3D scanning conducted by the dentist offers information about the guest’s nerve endings, bone density, or malformations, to perform the implantation more successfully.

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The guests too benefit greatly from these implants, as they can be designed digitally, reducing the time spent with the dentist. The zirconia implants are prepared just like a natural tooth. Its surface is textured using a laser that makes it easier for the body around it to heal quickly.


According to Z-Systems, Inc., unlike the regular metal implants, guests using zirconia implants do not face troubles like soft-tissue and periodontic troubles, or plaque build-up around the implants. Zirconia implants have been clinically used for almost a decade and are considered to be the fastest and least invasive process.

Why Choose Z-Look3 Implants?

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A reliable dentist will always choose the best and the most well-rounded dental care that ensures guests’ health and improved quality of life. That being said, this is why they prefer Z-Look3 implants that are made from a certain type of ceramic, known as zirconia, that enhances the body organically.


Zirconia implants are better than metal in the sense that they are whiter. They have also been scientifically proven to produce results similar to metal implants with a long lasting value if cared for properly. For safe and predictable results with zirconia implants near Greenville, guests should visit a reputable and experienced dentist.

Longevity of Zirconia

Z-Look3 implants are durable, which makes them a preferred form of treatment for guests looking for dental implants. These implants were specifically crafted to tolerate extreme pressure. Zirconia is a specialized substance that does not give in to regular wear and tear or staining/discoloration due to years of use. In fact, Zirconia is the most durable material used by dentists today to create implants that retain their real-teeth like natural shine for a lifetime.


Metal dental implants made from titanium are known to oxidize due to moisture in the mouth. The implants can corrode faster in presence of other metal in the guest’s teeth or with the use of fluoride that attacks the implant surface. Zirconia, on the other hand, is highly resistant to issues like corrosion, chemical reactions, or conduction of electricity. As a result, the zirconia implants last longer than their metal counterparts.


Zirconia’s biocompatibility can be seen in reduced inflammatory infiltration in soft tissue, as compared to titanium. They also align with the jawbone organically and can be designed as single-piece implants.


results with dental implants, Palmer Distinctive DentistryThe non-conductivity nature of zirconia ensures that the implants have less bacterial growth on its surface due to electrical charge. As a result, the teeth are able to create a naturally safe environment for the teeth and overall oral health. All these advantages create more sustainability and resilience of the implants and support good oral health. This helps ensure that the results with dental implants last longer, and even for a lifetime in some cases.


Unlike the titanium-based metal implants, implants made from zirconia are hypoallergenic. The titanium implant sensitivity may not appear for years after the surgery. It is usually detected when the implant sites show signs of inflammation and discomfort. Leaving this situation untreated can lead to bone loss and even possible implant failure. However, the possibility of implant failure can be radically reduced with the help of zirconia implants.


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John J. Palmer, DMD
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Debra G. Adams, DMD

At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.

Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.

Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.