Zygomatic Dental Implants Dallas/Fort-Worth Area
- Insufficient Upper Jawbone for Traditional Dental Implants
- Securing Dental Implants to the Zygoma (Cheekbone)
- Zygomatic Dental Implants FAQ
If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for conventional dental implants or that dentures are your only option, zygomatic implants were designed with you in mind. Zygomatic implants, also known as rescue implants, are an alternative to traditional dental implants and bone grafting when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw.
Insufficient Upper Jawbone for Traditional Dental Implants
Patients who have moderate, advanced, or even extreme resorption in the upper jaw and do not have enough bone structure to support dental implants would benefit from zygomatic implants, a non-removable appliance that attaches to the zygoma (cheekbone). The procedure for a zygoma tooth implant does not involve bone grafting (or the lengthy six-month healing period), so the implant can be placed immediately.
Securing Dental Implants to the Zygoma (Cheekbone)
During surgery, we anchor long implant screws in the zygoma, a thick and solid bone near the sinus, also known as the cheekbone. Typically, the process requires the use of two cheek bone dental implants in combination with two to four traditional implants. The traditional implants are placed in the anterior region, toward the front of the jaw where the upper front teeth were previously located. If you have teeth that need to be extracted prior to zygomatic implant placement, they can be removed during the surgery.
Zygomatic Dental Implants FAQ
- What are advantages of zygomatic dental implants?
- Are zygomatic dental implants safe?
- How long do zygomatic dental implants last?
- Can you have dental implants with severe bone loss?
What are advantages of zygomatic dental implants?
Zygomatic implant surgery is safe and predictable, a procedure that is performed every day by our highly skilled surgeons at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates. This revolutionary treatment allows us to send our patients out the door with a fully functional set of teeth. The benefits include:
- Immediate loading of fixed teeth
- No graft
- Decreased patient cost
- Comfort through IV sedation
- Quick treatment and recovery time
- Single surgery
- No sinus lift
- Most predictable approach for All-on-4 procedure
Are zygomatic dental implants safe?
Every procedure, including dental implant and bone grafting, carries some amount of risk. Surgical risks are low when it comes to zygomatic implants, but they may include bleeding, zygomatic fracture, cuts on the lips, pain, tenderness to touch, implant failure, hematoma, numbness, sinusitis. Just like any other surgery, there are risks, but our specialists have a high level of experience, anatomical understanding, and surgical training. You are in expert hands at Facial & Oral Surgery Associates.
How long do zygomatic dental implants last?
Studies have shown that properly placed and well cared-for zygomatic dental implants are long lasting. Advanced technology and experience enable us to give you the very best shot at keeping yours for life!
Can you have dental implants with severe bone loss?
Yes. Zygomatic dental implants were designed for those with bone loss. The surgical skill involved in placing zygomatic implants requires extensive expertise, experience, and training. Our doctors have been formally trained in zygomatic placement and have perfected the craft of carefully placing zygomatic implants in the most extreme cases of severe bone loss.