If you’re in need of dental implants but have been told you don’t qualify due to bone loss, you’re in luck. With the development of technology comes the future of restorative dentistry. Zygomatic implants, also known as zygoma implants, are dental implants that are placed in the upper jawbone close to the zygoma bone.
This restorative procedure allows patients with low bone density to benefit from a full and stunning smile. With a high survival rate of 96% after 12 years, zygoma implants are the future of restorative dentistry.
Zygomatic implants are longer than traditional dental implants and are secured in the upper jawbone. As mentioned, they are positioned close to the zygoma bone and provide that secure foundation needed in implants, allowing patients to have prosthetic teeth mounted to their gum line.
Zygomatic implants are an ideal option for patients with deteriorated jaw bones who wish to invest in dental implants, but aren’t eligible for the traditional version.
Zygomatic implants also happen to be a faster way to get a new set of teeth. Patients who choose this implant procedure can get prosthetic teeth mounted onto their implants three days after surgery, making it an easier and more convenient process. In total, the recovery time for zygoma implants after surgery is estimated at 4 months.
Compared to other procedures, zygomatic implants don’t require bone grafts, which can delay the process of recovering your smile. With zygomatic implants, you don’t need to wait months to see progress. Instead, you can enjoy a new and radiant smile in a matter of days.
As previously stated, zygomatic implants give patients suffering from bone loss the opportunity to get treatment that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible.
Patients who opt to get zygomatic implants not only benefit from a restored smile, they also gain the ability to eat and speak more comfortably. People with deteriorated jaws often have no option but to use dentures, which cause gum sores and trouble speaking and chewing. However, with zygoma implants, patients are able to gain the security and confidence needed to stay smiling.
If you don’t qualify for dental implants and don’t want to resort to traditional dentures, Zygomatic implants are a great solution for your smile. At Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery and Implant Center, we specialize in helping patients restore their smiles through implants. If you feel like zygomatic implants are for you, contact our practice and schedule an appointment today — We look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry
Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery and Implant Center
2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B23
Monday: 7:30AM – 3PM
Tuesday: Emergencies by appointment
Wednesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Friday: 7:30AM – 3PM