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Dr. Paul Petrungaro

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Why dental implants?


You have multiple options for tooth replacement. However, a dental implant is the best choice if you want a smile you can show off that feels natural. And no one will be able to tell a tooth was ever missing!


Dental implants are strong, secure and you never even feel them in your mouth! The ceramic dental implant is your optimal choice to gain back the ability to be able to eat without discomfort or pain.  It’s like turning back the clock.


Studies show that people with a full set of teeth tend to live longer lives. Missing teeth are linked to diabetes, obesity, depression and insecurity. Fortunately, dental implants can help prevent or reverse some of these serious health issues.


Did you know that a dental bridge only lasts 7-10 years on average and a partial denture only lasts a couple of years? Do you want a permanent tooth replacement solution? Dental implants are made to last a lifetime when properly maintained.

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.

Ceramic vs Metal

Which implant type is preferred

Strength: Ceramic and metal implants are strong and can last a lifetime.

Aesthetics: Ceramic implants are white and never show through the gums like metal implants do. (See photo)

Biocompatibility: Metal can cause many adverse reactions in the body, but ceramic implants are 100% metal-free.

Tissue Friendly: Ceramic implants are gentle on the tissue, where metal implants can make tissue recede or inflame.

Titanium Implant Ceramic Implant

Concerns with Metal Hypersensitivity

Some of the most common autoimmune disorders seen with metal sensitivity are:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis.[8],[9]
Other disorders and symptoms seen with metal sensitivity are:
  • Type I diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, cognitive impairment, Parkinson-like trembling, severe depression, acne, physical and mental exhaustion.[8],[9]
Some of the localized symptoms that occur from metal dental implants are:
  • Symptoms can also be local such as: erythema, labial oedema or purpuric patches on the palate, oral ulcers, gingivitis, geographical tongue, angular cheilitis, perioral eczematous eruption, or lichenoid reactions localized on the oral mucosa.Other systemic symptoms can be: atopic dermatitis, muscle, joint, and nerve pain, neurological problems.[8],[9]

About Dr. Paul Petrungaro

Dr. Petrungaro graduated from Loyola University Dental School in 1986, and completed an independent study of Periodontics at the Welsh National Dental School in Wales, UK. He completed his residency in Periodontics and has a specialty certificate in addition to a Masters of Science degree in Periodontics from Northwestern University Dental School. He is the former Coordinator of Implantology, Graduate Department of Periodontics, Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Petrungaro has been in private practice of Periodontics and Implantology since 1988, and holds a license in Illinois and Washington.

He is a fellow of the International & American College of Dentists, and a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. 

Dr. Petrungaro is recognized around the world for his diversified seminars and lectures on:

  • Advanced periodontal, prosthetic and implant interrelationships
  • Bone regeneration
  • Aesthetic tissue formation
  • All-on-4® Treatment Concept surgical protocol
  • Zygomatic rescue implants
  • Treatment of failing implants
  • Reconstruction of previously failed implant cases
  • Immediate restoration of dental implants
  • Use of platelet-rich plasma in bone grafting

In addition, he has authored numerous articles covering subjects such as cosmetic bone grafting and aesthetic implant procedures. Dr. Petrungaro continuously contributes to many new innovations in multiple disciplines of surgical dentistry.

Dr. Petrungaro is a key opinion leader in the implant dentistry field over 15,000 implants places, 92 published articles, and over 450 lectures worldwide.

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