Zygomatic Dental Implants are a type of Dental Implant placed in the zygomatic bone (cheekbone). Zygomatic implants are used in situations where there is severe bone loss in the upper jaw bone. Severe bone loss can occur after tooth removal, from advanced periodontal disease or from a failed dental implant treatment. If you have been told that you have too much bone loss and/or bone grafting is not possible, then this may be a solution for you.
Zygomatic implants are usually used in situations where all the upper jaw teeth need to be replaced. For instance, zygomatic implants are used with the Teeth in a Day (All on 4) Treatment when there is severe bone loss. Depending on the amount of bone loss typically up to four zygomatic implants can be placed. With these zygomatic implants your missing teeth can be replaced with fully functioning teeth in one single procedure. This treatment involves an in-depth collaboration between a team of doctors and dental implant experts. This combination of surgical and restorative knowledge and experience is essential for success.
Who May Benefit From Zygomatic Implants:
- Severe bone loss in the upper jaw bone. Zygomatic implants are anchored on the zygomatic bone instead of the upper jaw bone.
- Avoid complex bone grafting or where bone grafting is not possible. The placement of dental implants in the zygomatic bone avoids the need for bone grafting on the upper jaw bone.
- Failing or previously failed dental implant treatment. There can be minimal upper jaw bone after a failed dental implant treatment.
At Newmarket Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:
- New smile in one day.
- Your doctors are specialists.
- Custom non-removable implant bridge.
The process starts with a consultation where your unique situation is analyzed in detail. Once you have accepted treatment, then there is an extensive planning process that is completed in order to provide you with the best possible outcome. We utilize the latest technologies to plan your surgery. This includes an in-house head three-dimensional scan (also known as a cone beam computed tomography or CT scan) and an in-house digital scan of your mouth. Your surgery is then planned using digital software and with a 3D printed model of your unique skull. Your face and mouth are also measured in detail to build you a new smile that is customized to your satisfaction including the color, shape and position of your new teeth. Once the planning process has been completed, then the procedure is completed in typically one day. You are then followed afterwards to ensure a successful recovery.
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