4 Questions to Ask About Zygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic dental implants are a solution for patients who have the most severe form of bone loss in their upper jaw. Visit Beyond Dental & Implant Center for dental implants by our experienced board-certified implant specialist Dr. Cory Nguyen, DDS. For more information, contact us or visit us online to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 13655 Preston Rd Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240.
Table of Contents:
Why consider zygomatic dental implant surgery?
What are the advantages of zygomatic implants?
What is the difference between zygomatic implants and normal dental implants?
Can a zygomatic implant be combined with a normal dental implant?
Zygomatic dental implants offer our patients a solution if they are looking into dental implants, but have severe bone loss in their upper jaw. This surgery procedure avoids the need for another surgical procedure called bone grafting. Zygomatic dental implants are placed into the zygomatic bone, also known as the cheekbone to provide support for the arch of teeth that will be installed for the upper jaw. This type of implant procedure is different from the conventional form of dental implants, which are placed into the jaw.
For many, if you have been turned away as not being a viable candidate for dental implants, there is another option available. This dental implant procedure reconstructs the upper teeth when the upper jaw bone quality or quantity is reduced from previous issues with the jawbone making dental regular root-form dental implants unsuitable.
Zygomatic dental implants offer many advantages over other surgical procedure options including:
• Less invasive procedure than that bone grafting or sinus lift operations
• One-stage surgical procedure
• Offers much faster healing time
• Effective option for patients who are not a good candidate for traditional dental implants
• Immediate loading protocol offers the ability to have teeth the same day as your procedure
• Natural-looking teeth
• Permanent teeth replacement
• Excellent alternative to the likes of dentures
• Safer procedure with higher long-term success rates than other surgical procedures
• Immediate improvement in your smile, comfort, and function of your new teeth
Zygomatic dental implants are longer than that of traditional dental implants, due to the surgery being done in the cheekbone, they are securely anchored in the dense zygomatic arch which offers a strong and stable foundation.
Both zygomatic and traditional dental implants operate the same way, as they offer you a surgical option to have teeth that work functionally and look cosmetically appealing.
That is about as close as they get, from there the differences stack up.
Zygomatic implants offer an alternative to traditional or “normal” dental implants, as it was created for patients who are dealing with an extreme absence of maxillary bone. Zygomatic dental implants do not need a grafting procedure completed beforehand either, unlike traditional dental implants, which means less time during your treatment to complete your dental implants.
The zygomatic dental implant procedure was named after the bone in which the implant is surgically altered too, which is the zygomatic bone. This bone offers more density, and thickness and provides an anchor needed to carry the load of the implant. It is located at the upper and lateral portions of the face.
During the surgical procedure, the medical surgeon will place the implant in the zygomatic bone to allow the rehabilitation process for patients who are suffering from bone loss.
Unlike traditional dental implants, zygomatic dental implants need to be done in two visits. The first visit is to do a complete diagnosis of the patient’s bone, place the dental implants in, and a temporary plate as a placeholder. After six months, the patient will return to have the temporary plate removed and a fixed plate will be installed.
Yes! If a patient comes in with a partial bone loss, like having sufficient bone mass in the front, but a significant bone loss in the back, we can combine zygomatic dental implants with the traditional root form dental implants for a successful dental implant outcome. If you are interested in a dental implant procedure but want to book a consultation appointment to see which type of dental implant procedure you’d be considered a good candidate for, contact Beyond Dental and Implant Center today! We have two great locations to choose from in the DFW area, with flexible opening hours for you to choose from. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Plano TX, Addison TX, Garland TX, Richardson TX, Carrollton TX, and BEYOND!
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