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Nov
25

Zygomatic Dental Implants: Hope on the Horizon!

Posted in Dental Implants

Dental implants are touted as the ultimate restorative solution. You could replace a single tooth with an implant, support a bridge with an implant, or even replace your entire smile with the help of implants.

As long as you take care of it, an implant will last you for life.

Sounds great, but what if you’ve been told that you don’t have enough bone in your jaw to hold an implant? You’ve heard about the bone grafting, but you really don’t want to go under the knife that much.

Any other options? Zygomatic implants could be your answer.

Revolutionizing Implant Placement

The top back teeth are usually the hardest to replace with implants. Bone volume is quickly lost in that area and extensive surgery is usually needed to build up the bone.

“Zygoma” is a fancy word for your cheekbone. This bone is very strong and isn’t going anywhere soon. So a zygomatic implant takes advantage of this bone. Longer-than-usual implants are carefully placed at specific angles to anchor into the cheekbone. These implants will support an entire prosthesis that replaces all of your upper teeth.

Clearly, zygomatic implants are an ideal replacement if you have multiple missing teeth. Rather than contending with a slippery denture for the rest of your life, why not give zygomatic implants some consideration?

Benefits of Zygomatic Implants

Using implants that anchor into your cheekbone means that you can:

  • Experience fewer surgeries
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for bone grafting
  • Recover faster
  • Enjoy a more secure bite than dentures can offer

Not enough bone under the gums? Not a problem! Ask your dentist about the possibility of designing a totally new smile with zygomatic implants.

Posted on behalf of:
Marbella Dentistry
791 FM 1103 #119
Cibolo, TX 78108
(210) 504-2655

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