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Zygomatic Dental Implants
How Zygomatic Implants Work
Traditional upper arch implants are fixed to the bone in the jaw, known as the maxilla. If the maxilla has undergone severe deterioration or resorption, then traditional implants are impossible. Instead, we can anchor zygomatic implants to the bone bulk that makes up your cheekbone, known as the zygomatic arch, hence the name. These implants are placed through the alveolar crest (the ridge of bone that contains your tooth sockets), and the maxillary sinus, to be anchored to your zygomatic arch. Typically, the process requires the use of two zygomatic implants to be placed in the posterior maxilla (above the premolars), in combination with 2 to 4 traditional implants located in the anterior region (above the canines and incisors). If deterioration of the anterior maxilla is too severe, then two additional zygomatic implants can be placed in a more anterior position.
We will use pre-surgical 3D planning with CT or CBCT scans to develop a comprehensive overview and ensure that each implant is precise. The scans may be used to create a model of your jaw, which allows us to properly analyze the shape of your jaw and zygomatic arch.
For a more comfortable experience, this sort of procedure usually involves the use of intravenous sedation. After surgery, the zygomatic implants will be loaded with a temporary fixed bridge, although sometimes it may take a few days to heal. Then, after a recovery time of about four months, a final restoration can be placed, giving you a bright new smile.
Contact Us Today About Zygomatic Implants
Zygomatic implants offer a better alternative for those who have experienced extreme bone deterioration in the upper jaw. They can be used in the event of a failed implants, failed bone grafts, and as a means of rehabilitation after trauma. They can also help you avoid sinus augmentation. You can receive your dental implants faster and easier than ever before, allowing you to chew, speak, and have the beautiful new smile that you have always wanted. If you are interested in learning more about zygomatic implants or have any questions, contact us today at (443) 569-8764 and we will be happy to schedule your appointment!