When it comes to replacing missing teeth, it’s nearly impossible to find a better solution than dental implants. Restorative dentistry made remarkable advancements when dental implants were invented, as they replace both the tooth and tooth root to deliver an unrivaled replica of your missing tooth. However, the field of implant dentistry in and of itself has also evolved in recent years. One of the most valued advancements in implant dentistry is the zygomatic dental implant, a special type of dental implant that is proudly offered at Sunrise Dental and Implant Center in Fairfield.
The Advantages of Zygomatic Implants
Zygomatic dental implants are a specialized type of dental implant that can offer several advantages compared to traditional dental implants in specific clinical situations. Here are some advantages of using zygomatic dental implants:
Avoidance of Bone Grafting
Zygomatic implants are longer than traditional dental implants and are anchored in the zygomatic bone, which is denser and stronger than the jawbone. This eliminates the need for bone grafting procedures, which are often required in cases of severe bone loss or inadequate bone volume for traditional implants.
Reduced Treatment Time
Zygomatic implants can often provide immediate function and support the placement of a fixed prosthesis on the same day of surgery. This can significantly reduce the overall treatment time compared to traditional implants, which may require a healing period after implant placement before attaching the prosthesis.
Restoration of Upper Jaw Without Sinus Lift
When the upper jaw has experienced significant bone loss, a traditional implant placement may require a sinus lift procedure to augment the bone in the sinus area. Zygomatic implants offer an alternative solution that avoids the need for sinus lift surgery, as they bypass the sinus cavity and anchor in the zygomatic bone.
Stability and Strength
Zygomatic implants provide excellent stability and strength due to their anchorage in the zygomatic bone, which is dense and sturdy. This makes them a suitable option for individuals with poor bone quality or insufficient bone volume for traditional implants.
Preservation of Facial Aesthetics
Severe bone loss in the upper jaw can lead to facial changes, such as a sunken or collapsed appearance. Zygomatic implants help restore the lost bone volume and provide support for the facial structures, preserving facial aesthetics and improving overall facial appearance.
Enhanced Chewing Function
Zygomatic implants can support the placement of a fixed prosthesis, allowing for improved chewing function and the ability to enjoy a wider variety of foods. This can significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals who have experienced extensive tooth loss or severe bone loss in the upper jaw.
While not all individuals will be suitable candidates for zygomatic implants, patients who qualify gain unrivaled benefits in terms of cost, time and overall function.
To learn if you are a candidate for zygomatic dental implants at our Fairfield dental office, please schedule your consult with us today. We have a skilled implant dentist who will assess your specific situation, consider your oral health, bone condition, and other factors to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for you.