Using dental implants to restore teeth that are unhealthy or lost has taken the dental industry by storm. Patients no longer need to deal with the frustration of missing teeth or even the frustration of temporary fixes. Implants offer a permanent restoration that works with your jawbone, keeping the bone healthy, and the neighboring teeth in place, so that the entire system works cohesively. At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, our oral surgeons, Dr. Patel and , can review the implant options, and make suggestions based on your dental evaluation. We offer a variety of implant options including zygomatic implants.
What Are Zygomatic Implants?
The standard dental implant is surgically sunk into the jawbone; frequently the bone requires the preparatory step of a bone graft to bulk it up before surgery. Zygomatic implants are a variation of this technique. Zygomatic implants are surgically inserted through the alveolar crest and maxillary sinus; this allows the surgeon to anchor the implant into the zygomatic bone.
To reach the zygomatic bone, which is a much more dense bone, Zygomatic implants are much longer in length. Dr. Patel and use this longer implant to anchor upper denture in the upper jaw. By changing the direction and bone to secure your implants, our surgeons can place implants in patients that would otherwise not be a candidate for implant surgery. The zygoma bone will serve as a more dense, and therefore more secure foundation for the implant. This may eliminate the need for bone graft. With Zygomatic implants, upper arch immediate dentures can still be possible.
Patients can experience increased success with upper arch dental implants using Zygomatic implants, this system allows for:
How Does the Zygomatic Implants Work?
The surgical process for Zygomatic implants is the same as with other implant procedures. The difference comes in the length of the implant used, and the positioning of the implant to reach the denser zygoma bone. The surgeon will surgically place the implants, and the patient will then need to proceed with care during a time of healing. Once the bone has fused to the implant or the healing of the bone to the implant, the patient can then resume their chewing and speaking function.
Contact Us About Zygomatic Implants
At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we can help you retain your upper denture with implants, even when a different dentist has said that you have insufficient bone, or if implants have failed. Zygomatic implants allow us to reach denser, thicker bone, retaining your implants in a more solid foundation. For more information on Zygomatic implants, upper implants, or immediate implants, contact ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center today at our Carrollton location. Carrollton: (972) 242-7603 or Flower Mound: (972) 434-8050 or Denton: (940) 566-7021
2440 N. Josey Lane,
Carrollton, TX 75006
ph: (972) 242-7603
fax: (972) 242-0925
651 Cross Timbers Road,
Flower Mound, TX 75028
ph: (972) 434-8050
fax: (972) 434-2043
1601 N. Elm,
Denton, TX 76201
ph: (940) 566-7021
fax: (940) 383-8319
6340 Preston Road,
Frisco, TX 75034
ph: (972) 242-7603