Today’s world no one likes dental surgery, but sometimes it’s necessary. If you find you’r in the position where you will need dental implants, but you have been told that you are not eligible for that because of a lack of bone in your upper jaw, then nothing to worry, Cause technology has led us to Zygomatic implants. Lets take a moment to discuss the Zygomatic Dental implants, and cover why you need them and what are its advantages.
What are Zygomatic Implants?
Zygomatic, also known as ‘Zygoma’, are longer than normal dental implants, instead of relying on jawbone, transverse into the area of your upper jaw to anchor into the underside of the cheekbones from the inside through the sinus space.
This approach is an alternative treatment for patients who suffer from atrophy challenge. The zygoma implants are inserted in the back section from within the mouth, along with one or more additional regular implants in the front part of your jaw, or in the most sever of cases two zygomatic implants may be placed on each side, which is known as Quad Zygoma (see below).
In some cases the upper jaw may be very deficient in bone even in the anterior region. For these cases double zygoma implants may be inserted into both sides of the available check bone to support a full upper set of replacement teeth.
As with single zygoma this procedure is performed under general anesthetic together with a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A full set of immediate teeth can be connected to the implants after 1-3 days.
How does it works?
As said previously, the Zygomatic implants attach to the area of the jawbone close to the zygoma bone. After the surgery, fixed teeth can be replaced after three days. The common recovery time after this procedure is about four to five months in length. After this time, a final restoration can be applied to completely finish the operation. The end result is a new set of teeth in a person who up until the Zygomatic implant technology, could not have had dental implants.
It is also possible to make an anatomical model of your jaw, which enables us to visualise the precise shape of the jaw and cheekbone, without having to carry out wide surgical exposure. Typically, two zygomatic implants are used along with 2-4 ordinary implants. Where bone availability is even more limited, four zygomatic implants may be used.
How far it is better than other methods?
The Zygomatic implants are seen as better in some ways then the more traditional methods. For example, Zygomatic implants do not require bone grafts, which can take up to half a year to heal, delaying the eventual dental implants you need. As stated before, Zygomatic implants allow people who would ordinarily have to go through a great deal of surgery get their implants sooner. From restoring smiles to improving chewing and speaking, having a full mouth worth of teeth is something each and every one of use deserve
Benefits of Zygomatic Implants
- You get a fixed row of functioning prosthetic teeth within 72 hours as conventional implant techniques that takes up to 6 months.
- Zygoma dental implant presents a graft-less solution, avoiding the use of bone grafts from other parts of the body.
- They are longer than normal dental implants.
- Zygoma implants are placed in one surgical procedure under general anesthesia, giving patients a less painful experience.
- With the short duration of the treatment, the patient experiences more comfort.
- Only a day after the surgery, the patient will be able to bite and chew their normal food (including hard and crunchy food stuff).
- With this technique, you get immediate confidence boost with natural looking, functioning teeth.
- It gives you an opportunity to recover the biomechanics of your original denture.
- The new artificial set of fixed permanent teeth allows you to smile with confidence.
- Confidence in laugh improves