What are Zygomatic Implants?
Have you been told that dental implants were not an option for you? You may not have to take “no” for an answer. Zygomatic dental implants may be the answer. If you have severe bone loss that has prevented upper arch dental implant therapy in the past and bone grafting is not an option – there’s another option available: Zygomatic dental implants.
Zygomatic Dental Implants
The Zygomatic arch is a bony extension, just alongside the upper jaw (maxilla). When the upper jaw does not have enough healthy bone to support a dental implant, it is possible to place the implants into the Zygoma instead. Zygomatic dental implants are longer than regular dental implants. They are primarily used for supporting a full mouth appliance, such as an upper denture. This longer implant is extended into each side of the mouth, into the Zygomatic arch. It can be complimented with traditional dental implants in the anterior portion of the mouth. It is also possible to exclusively use zygomatic implants to support prosthesis when bone in the upper jaw is totally insufficient.
Maximize Your Bone Health
Instead of having to undergo bone grafts in your upper jaw, Zygomatic implants take advantage of the healthy bone that is already available next to your upper jaw. These implants are placed at an angle and utilize the available stronger bone, supporting your fixed prosthesis of teeth.
Using CT scan technology, the surgeons at Chrysalis Dental can pinpoint the exact location that your Zygomatic dental implant should be placed. This improves the overall surgical approach and typically results in a shorter recovery time for our dental implant patients.
Why Variety is Important
By offering different types of dental implant techniques, Chrysalis Dental can provide less invasive, effective treatment options. You deserve to have options when it comes to restoring your smile. You man not have the option of traditional implants. Zygomatic dental implants are a great alternative to wearing a bulky, removable denture. Instead of simply giving up on the dental implant experience, Zygomatic implants allow non-traditional patients to have the same great experience of implant therapy.
Improved Bone Strength
Zygomatic dental implants are made of titanium. Titanium is also usually used for conventional implants. Each titanium implant stimulates the surrounding bone to develop new bone structure. This process is called osseointegration. Not only does this help to secure the implant in what is usually a permanent position, it also compliments the bony structures around it. It essentially serves a dual process – to securely replace your missing teeth as well as strengthen your bone.
Are you a candidate for Zygomatic dental implants? The surgeons at Chrysalis Dental can help you find out. We’ve helped transform the smiles of thousands of patients and offer numerous dental implant options for you to choose from. Our dentists will examine your smile, assess your oral health and make a recommendation about the type of implants that are most appropriate.
Call Chrysalis Dental Centres today to find out more about our Zygomatic implant option.
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