If you’re considering a dental implant, make absolutely sure you choose an implant surgeon whose primary practice is implant dentistry.
Dr. William M. Locante is nationally renowned for teaching and practicing dental implantology during his 30-year profession. His practice is focused solely on dental implants. “Dental implants are the one area where we can offer a stable cure for missing teeth,” he says. “Implants act just like real teeth.”
Zirconia implants – natural and metal free – are relatively new in the manufacture of implants. Known for superior strength and durability, Zirconia is the same material NASA uses in the fabrication of heat shields for space shuttles. Its structural integrity is unmatched.
The natural ceramic appearance of Zirconia is preferred by patients over titanium implants. Titanium can cause a “grayish” look along the gum line. Zirconia is white and more natural looking, and therefore is almost visually indistinguishable from real teeth.
Dr. Locante has been at the forefront of Zirconia implants since inception. Special training is required for these metal free teeth replacements to insure the procedures are predictable and successful. He continues his association on advisory committees with manufacturers for continually improving the technology.
Dr. Locante reports the following as the primary reason Zirconia is the best option for those seeking a solution to missing teeth.
- Allergies and Sensitivities: An increasing number of individuals suffer from metal allergies, sensitivities or other immune reactions. Placement of non-metal, ceramic implants is the most effective solution to these challenges.
- Holistic and Friendly: For those choosing a holistic protocol for healthcare and prefer a non-metal option, this all-ceramic implant is by far the best choice.
- Aesthetics: Ceramic implants are more attractive in appearance since they closely match natural teeth. The beauty is in the naturalness of the material.
Dr. Locante was one of the first implantologists to receive his implant certification from the American Board of Oral Implantology, plus receiving Diplomate status in this prominent organization. He is dedicated to teaching implantology to dentists around the world, both at his teaching center in Nashville, Tennessee as well as being a visiting lecturer with the international faculty of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Locante is board certified as an implant dentist by the American Board of Oral Implantology, and has been named a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, is a Fellow and Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and is past president of the Southern District of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), of which he is a past trustee at the national level. Dr. Locante has also served on clinical advisory boards for major implant dental companies, helped developed new techniques and designs, and performed extensive research in bone cell and bio protein healing mechanics.
Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Certification in Dental Implantology
Brookdale Hospital, New York
Implant Dentistry Maxicourse
Brookdale Hospital Implant Center
Special Certification in Intravenous Conscious Sedation
Miami Valley Hospital: Dayton, Ohio
Certification, Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Lille: Lille France
Diplomate: American Board of Oral Implantology
Diplomate: International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Fellow and Honored Fellow: American
Academy of Implant Dentistry
The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
Department of Restorative Dentistry and Peridontics
Past President of
Southern District of the American Academy of
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Congress of Oral Implantology
American Academy of Osseointegration
Academy of Implants and Transplants
Tennessee Dental Association