Zygomatic Dental Implants
Do you have bone loss in your jawbone but still want dental implants? You’ve likely been told you will need a bone grafting surgery before the implant can be placed. This can be costly and time-consuming for someone who is anxiously waiting to replace missing teeth. At Sunrise Dental and Implant Center, we proudly offer an alternative to bone grafting. Zygomatic implants represent one of the latest and most advanced dental implant designs that often bypasses the need for bone grafting in the upper jaw.
What Is a Zygomatic Dental Implant?
Traditional dental implants involve small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The jaw must have adequate density and height to successfully support the implant. Unfortunately, many patients have poor bone quality due to gum disease or waiting too long to replace their missing teeth. When this occurs in the upper jaw, a zygomatic dental implant can be used in place of a traditional dental implant to avoid bone grafting, which inevitably requires more expense and healing time.
Instead of placing the implant in the upper jawbone, a zygomatic dental implant can be secured into the cheekbone (or zygoma). In doing so, the zygomatic implant is longer than a traditional implant and is placed at an angle to allow for full support from the densest part of the cheekbone. Patients with zygomatic dental implants to replace their top teeth have had unrivaled success, while also avoiding the delay or setback of an additional prerequisite oral surgery.
If you want to learn more about the most advanced options in dental implants, including zygomatic dental implants, please contact our talented dental team at Sunrise Dental and Implant Center. We understand that bone grafting is not always feasible or affordable for some patients, and we are proud to offer another implant dentistry solution. For the sake of your smile, we stay at the forefront of our field!