Zygoma implants were introduced in 1998 by a Swedish physician called Per-Ingvar Brånemark. Also known as the father of modern dental implantology, Brånemark proposed an alternative to traditional dental implants that Advanced Dentistry Center is only too happy to pay forward.

Please keep reading to know what these implants are like and learn about their benefits.

What are Zygomatic Dental Implants?

Zygomatic implants are longer than traditional implants. Therefore, they can reach the zygoma, aka cheekbone. While anyone can qualify for zygomatic implants, they are especially recommended for patients who don’t have enough maxillary or upper jaw bone to accommodate normal implants.

Bone loss can happen due to wearing dentures for a long time or leaving missing teeth untreated for an extended period. You see, when your body loses a tooth and root, it stops blood flow to that area, resulting in bone erosion in the surrounding area, making them ineligible for traditional implants.

This is the point wherezygomatic dental implants become a necessity. However, they aren’t without their benefits.

No Bone Graft Needed

While conventional implant procedures don’t begin until after a bone graft, zygomatic implants save you the trouble due to their insertion technique alone. Since they are inserted into the cheekbones, you don’t need a bone graft to support the upper jaw.

As a result, you are spared additional oral surgery and months of recovery before getting the implants. Your dentist can start working on the dental prosthesis immediately, dramatically shortening your procedure duration.

A Dentist and Dental Nurse Performing a Dental Implant Procedure on a Reclining Male

Prosthesis on the Same Day

Also, because of the direct nature of zygomatic implants, you can ask for the prosthesis earlier to get new teeth on the same day. You don’t have to wait for your dentist to take crown impressions and waste another appointment on the placement of the prosthetics.

You’ll have to follow the doctor’s order until you have recovered, and then you can do whatever you want.

No Denture Soreness

Some patients qualify for traditional implants despite wearing dentures long-term. While this takes care of the problem, it may not always remove the pain, soreness, and tenderness from wearing the dentures.

Zygomatic implants are recommended for denture wearers for precisely this reason. They not only support the upper jawbone but also eliminate the existing pain from wearing dentures for extended periods.

High Success Ratio at Advanced Dentistry Center

Zygomatic implants have a high success ratio at our dentistry in Royal Oak, MI. They are safe by nature, but combining them with patient education and post-procedural guidelines makes them near foolproof.

Our surgeons and staff make zygomatic implant procedures highly successful due to their hands-on approach to every patient. Visit Advanced Dentistry Center for a dental examination for zygomatic implants. Explore all your dental implant options with professionals who know their traditional implants from their subperiosteal and zygomatic implants.

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