A Teeth Replacement Solution For Those With The Most Severe Form Of Bone Loss
If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for conventional dental implants or that dentures are your only option, zygomatic implants may be an option. Zygomatic implants are an alternative to traditional dental implants and bone grafting when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw.
A Bone Grafting Alternative
Patients who have moderate, advanced, or even extreme bone loss in the upper jaw and do not have enough bone structure to support dental implants could benefit from zygomatic implants — a non-removable implant that attaches to the zygoma, (cheekbone). The procedure does not involve bone grafting (or the lengthy six-month healing period), so implants can be placed immediately, and a prosthesis may also be able to be placed immediately.
How Zygomatic Implants Work
During surgery, we anchor long implant screws in the zygoma. Typically, the process requires the use of two to four zygomatic implants.
The Benefits Of Zygomatic Implants:
- Immediate loading of fixed teeth
- Comfort through IV sedation/general anesthesia
- Single surgery
- No sinus lift
Who Can Place Zygomatic Implants?
The surgical skill involved in placing zygomatic implants requires expertise and training. Dr. Mark Steinberg and Dr. Michael Nick have been trained in zygomatic implant placement.
What Are The Risks Of Zygomatic Implants?
Every procedure, including dental implant and bone grafting, carries some amount of risk. Surgical risks may include bleeding, zygomatic fracture, cuts on the lips, pain, tenderness to touch, implant failure, hematoma, numbness, sinusitis. Just like any other surgery, there are risks, but our specialists have the experience, anatomical understanding, and surgical training.
Dr. Steinberg and Dr. Nick offer life-changing zygomatic implants to those who have lost teeth in the upper jaw and are unable to have dental implants due to extreme jawbone deterioration and lack of, chewing strength. First introduced in Europe in 1988 and then in the United States in 1998, zygomatic implants have a long-standing success rate.
Zygomatic implants are the solution for those who have been told they have the most severe form of bone loss. Zygomatic implants allow our patients to achieve maximum oral function and an aesthetically pleasing smile. If you’re interested in learning more about our zygomatic implants, contact us today so we can schedule a consultation.