Zygomatic implants are an effective alternative for patients who do not have enough bone in the upper jaw for traditional implant bridges. Patients who were once told that they were not candidates for implants or bridges, or that significant grafting was needed before implant placement, can now benefit from dental implant restorations.
Zygomatic implants are designed specifically for patients who have significant bone loss in the upper jaw but would still like a permanent upper bridge. These implants are significantly longer than traditional implants and placed at an angle into the dense zygoma bone, also known as the cheekbone. This allows patients to avoid bone grafting and shorten the amount of time it takes to restore their teeth.
During the procedure, one or two zygomatic implants are placed on each side of the dental arch, along with traditional implants, which creates a secure foundation for the upper arch bridge to be placed. In most cases, the restoration can be placed the same day as the zygomatic implant surgery.
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