Anchored in the upper jaw bone, close to the cheek bone, zygomatic implants are an effective option for patients who do not have adequate bone mass in their upper jaw for traditional dental implants. Zygomatic implants avoid complex sinus lift and bone grafting procedures, and therefore offer shorter, more comfortable recovery times. This graft-less procedure has a long track record of success and offers an immediate prosthetic solution for patients with severe bone atrophy in the upper jaw.
Temporary restorations can be fixed immediately, giving patients an instant aesthetic and functional improvement. After the implants have fused with the bone and healing is completed, custom-fabricated restorations will be placed. This advanced technique significantly reduces the timeline for receiving replacement teeth, allowing patients to enjoy restored function, better aesthetics and increased confidence about their smile.
This minimally-invasive procedure uses 3D scanning for maximum accuracy and is usually performed under IV sedation. Unlike bone grafting treatments that can take 12 months to heal, zygomatic implants can be completed in one stage, giving patients “Teeth in a Day.”
Zygomatic implants may be recommended in cases involving failed dental implants, failed bone grafting operations and extreme jaw bone deterioration.
Advantages of Zygomatic Implants
Zygomatic dental implants have several advantages over options including:
- Less invasive than bone grafting and sinus lift operations
- One-stage procedure
- Faster healing time
- Effective option for patients who cannot have traditional implants
- Immediate loading protocol offers same day teeth
- Natural-looking, permanent replacement teeth
- Excellent alternative to dentures
- Safe procedure with high, long-term success rates
- Immediate improvement in appearance, comfort and function
Zygomatic implants are longer than conventional dental implants. Via dental cheekbone surgery, they are securely anchored in the dense zygomatic arch, or cheek bone, which provides a strong and stable foundation. Zygomatic implants are placed near the bicuspid teeth, passing through the maxillary sinus and into the thick bulk of the zygomatic bone.
While zygomatic implants extend up into the cheekbones, pterygoid implants go below them and into a boney structure call the pterygoid plate near the low-center of the skull.
At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, we will explain every available methods to anchor your new teeth and together, we will choose the best implant for you.