Dr. Volchonok is a dual Ivy-League trained Board-Certified Periodontist and Oral Implantologist with advanced training in minimally-invasive surgical and laser periodontal therapy procedures. Dr. Volchonok graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, at the top of his class with over 10 clinical awards in Periodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Prosthodontics as well as being inducted into the National Dental Honors Society. Uniquely, during each of his years at dental school, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship, the highest merit honor given by the prestigious University.
A Body-Conscious Approach to Tooth Replacement
For people with single or multiple missing teeth, there are now more options for tooth replacement than ever before. A more holistic and “metal-free” approach is now rising in popularity in the dental industry. Zirconia dental implants are an FDA-approved alternative to traditional titanium implants. Like their counterpart, zirconia implants are designed to both mimic the natural tooth root and prevent jaw bone loss, while adding to the smile’s aesthetics and function. Dr. Alexander Volchonok places zirconia implants for his patients who desire an allergy and metal-free alternative to traditional implants.
What Are Zirconia Implants?
Zirconia has been widely used in the medical field for over 20 years, due to its strength, durability and performance under pressure. Its popularity as an alternative dental implant material is increasing as patients are moving toward more hypoallergenic and holistic options to replace their missing teeth. Recent studies have even suggested that Zirconia implants and abutments retain less plaque and bacteria and therefore can be a more biologically favorable alternative. With this cutting edge technology bacteria and plaque retention around the gums is virtually eliminated, greatly reducing the risk of inflammation and infection.
ZIRCONIA VS. TITANIUM DENTAL IMPLANTS
- “Metal-free” for patients with titanium allergies
- Ceramic implant improves aesthetics
- Single-piece system improves gum health
- Bio-compatible, strong, and durable
- Holistic alternative to metal implants
- Non-corrosive and heat-resistant
- Preservation of jaw bone
Experienced Periodontal Care Personalized for Your Needs
Because zirconia implants are so advanced, extreme precision and attention to detail must be given to the orientation and angle when being placed. As a highly distinguished periodontist with over 10 clinical awards in periodontics, implant dentistry, and prosthodontics, Dr. Volchonok’s expertise and passion ensures he takes great care when placing your implants. Utilizing advanced technology like 3D cone beam imaging and guided implant surgery, he brings a highly specialized and custom approach, so your dental implants will be placed with the highest level of precision and care.