Start Smiling Dental Implant Centers
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over 15,000 dental implants placed

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Dental Implants Start Smiling Chicago

we are the expert in zygoma implant, revision treatment and esthetic immediate tooth replacement

Enhancing our Patient's Personal and Professional Lives by Creating Life Long Smiles.

Actual Patient Results: Anita River Falls, WI



It is important to realize there is no specialty that is dedicated to the placing of dental implants.  This means that unlike other dental specialties, (Orthodontics, Periodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics)  it does not require additional schooling, training or any additional licensing-therefore anyone who has placed 1 implant can now  claim to be an expert. 

Nevertheless, the placement of dental implants is a highly specialized field.  The long term success of the implants requires the great insight of a general dentist, prosthodontist and the skills of a surgeon.  Here at Start Smiling Dental Implant Centers, Dr. Paul Petrungaro has successfully placed over 15,000 dental implants.  He is recognized around the world as an expert in the field in Implantology as well as the treatment of failed or failing implants, and zygomatic implants. When it comes to implants-there is simply no better choice than Start Smiling Dental Implant Centers!

Dr Paul Petrungaro’s unparalleled implant success rates are so predictable, that Start Smiling Dental Implant Centers can offer an unprecedented 5-year implant warranty.


Zygomatic Implants


Dr. Paul Petrungaro and his team at Start Smiling Chicago have successfully placed over 500 zygomatic implants since 2013. He has authored numerous articles regarding the zygomatic implant approach for various dental journals and his lectures in the placement and restoration of zygomatic implants are sought after all over the world. He is truly an expert in this field!


Zirconia Implants


As a leader in his field, Dr. Petrungaro has been placing metal-free zirconium implants for patients requesting metal-free implant options. He is the lead clinician that dental implant companies turn to when they want to design and introduce a new dental implant to the market. His knowledge base in this field is unprecedented. He has authored numerous articles and publications in addition to lecturing all over the world. He is currently partnered with Z-Systems, who is the leader in zirconium one-stage implants and immediate zirconium implant placement and provisionalization (immediate temporary teeth). His training and expertise in this area is second to none.


Actual Patient Results: Scott, Jennifer, Hossein, Lana

Actual Patient Results: Scott, Jennifer, Hossein, Lana

Zygoma Implants

Dr. Paul Petrungaro has been in the practice of Implant Dentistry for 30 years as a Periodontal Specialist, with advanced experience in the disciplines of oral surgery and prosthetic dentistry. His pioneered unique approach to Immediate Tooth Replacement has been providing patients with successful dental implant procedures, and educating clinicians, for over 20 years. 

Zygoma Implants

A personalized consultation visit with Dr. Petrungaro, not a treatment coordinator, will provide your ideal treatment proposal to be crafted. The dental implant or cosmetic gum procedure you require will conserve your existing bone, enhance your natural teeth and treat ONLY the areas that require enhancement, replacement or dental implant revision therapy. 

Zygoma Implants

A pioneer in the field of Immediate Tooth Replacement with dental implants, authoring over 90 clinical publications and presenting over 400 instructional seminars, Dr. Petrungaro has the talent and expertise level to optimize your temporary teeth in just one surgical appointment. They will look and feel natural, and will begin to establish the foundation for your final teeth by sculpting a natural looking gum contour and the size and shape of your final dental implant restoration.


Featured Testimonials

Dr. Paul has been a life saver to me. He literally, seriously has. The expertise in what this office does and can do for people is something that, trust me, I will remember for the rest of my life. And it will give me a rest of my life!
— Peg, Chicago, IL

The way that he did everything was just incredible; unbelievable. He had to work a miracle, and I am really pleased with the results.
— Gene, Chicago, IL

I have seen people coming from China to have him do the surgery for them. It’s amazing how he can change your face in a couple of hours. From the time that I’ve done this, everybody is asking for his number and my sister has flown in from Canada to do the same. I would recommend Dr. Paul Petrungaro!
— Dr. Mojgan Sohi, Washington D.C.

My particular condition was complete bone loss - no sustainable teeth left. Looking back on friends that have had other procedures with other doctors, I feel like I got the best care I could get anywhere. When I talk to people, I can talk and have conversations without trying to cover my mouth. I can laugh in a conversation and be more personable. It completely revolutionized my life.
— Brian, Los Angeles, CA

I feel very grateful for Dr. Paul because he really held my hand through all of this. He is probably the best surgeon in this field. I can’t imagine anybody who is a better surgeon. What I would tell other patients about working with Dr. Paul is that they can have complete confidence in his highly valuable work. Now I can go out to eat, and I can have fun! I feel really good about it. It has made a world of a difference!
— Murial, Mundelein, IL