In spite of the immense benefits of dental implants, the truth is that not everyone qualifies for the operation. Often, this is due to extensive bone loss in the jaw. However, thanks to the advent and rise of zygomatic implants, more patients may now have a way around the issue.
What Are Zygomatic Implants?
Zygomatic implants, also known more simply as “zygo” implants, are a big trend in the dental industry. Dentists place them in the zygomatic bone to provide a foundation for the implant. The zygomatic bone is located in the cheeks, just below and to the side of the eye socket.
This implant is ideal for patients with a deteriorated jawbone in the upper jaw. Over time, bone loss in the area may occur due to periodontitis or bone atrophy from lack of stimulation (chewing).
Participating dentists may also recommend this procedure over traditional bone grafting. We should note, though, that zygomatic implants are typically used only when the patient is replacing all their upper teeth.
Patients usually undergo dental implants within three days of a zygo implant. In total, the healing process takes about four months.
The procedure, by the way, has an approximate 96% success rate. The method also isn’t new. It has been in use in North American clinics since 1998. We wanted to bring your attention to it, though, because many patients believe they are out of luck if they’re missing bone. They then believe that dentures are the only other alternative.
Find Out if You Qualify
In the ideal situation, your jawbone is strong enough to support dental implants. Regardless of your dental health, though, your dentist will impart advice and recommendations on the next course of action. Contact 1895 Dental Implants today; the dentists we work with will suggest zygomatic implants if it’s the best course of action.
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