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What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are a wonderful technology that restore the appearance and bite-strength of teeth that have been lost. Intended to last a lifetime, these marvelous replacements are not as likely to succeed if there is not enough bone structure to support them. If a lot of bone in the upper half of your mouth has been lost due to disease, injury, or resorption over time, what can be done? Traditionally, bone grafting has been the answer.

Zygomatic dental implants have been designed in an effort to minimize the need for extensive surgical procedures. How do these implants work?

What Makes Zygomatic Dental Implants Unique?

The complete dental prosthesis is supported primarily on implants that are anchored in the cheekbone (maxilla), instead of the limited bone around the palate. These implants are much longer than those used in traditional implants.

What Are the Benefits?

Without bone grafting, the total treatment time for implant-placement is reduced, as well as the amount of time needed for healing. Additionally, because the implants are intended to bypass the sinuses, there is no need to have a sinus-lift to make room for the implants.

Zygomatic dental implants provide a hope-filled treatment option to individuals who have limited bone available for retaining dentures or traditional implants. The outcome is expected to be just as successful as that of traditional implant therapy.

Perhaps you are interested in a permanent solution to restore your smile to its former strength and beauty, but have been told that there is not enough maxillary bone to support implants. Ask your dentist for more information on how zygomatic dental implants can change your life.

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