Designed specifically for patients with bone loss, Zygomatic implants are tilted and have much longer length than those used in traditional dental implants. While traditional implants are placed in the jawbone, Zygomatic dental implants are placed in the cheekbone (Zygoma) which is very dense and provides excellent support. This technique’s placement location in the Zygoma ensures a secure foundation to support teeth when older technology and traditional dental implants do not work due to bone loss.
‘Teeth in a day’ isn’t a single type of procedure but a technique which enables many different dental implant procedures to be carried out in just one day. There are many different implant procedures from single tooth implants, multiple tooth implants, Zygomatic implants, all-on-four, overdentures enforced by implants and more.
As said previously, the Zygomatic implants attach to the area of the jawbone close to the zygoma bone. After the surgery, fixed teeth can be replaced after three days. The common recovery time after this procedure is about four months in length. After this time, a final restoration can be applied to completely finish the operation. The end result is a new set of teeth in a person who up until the Zygomatic implant technology, could not have had dental implants.
The Zygomatic implants are seen as better in some ways then the more traditional methods. For example, Zygomatic implants does not require bone grafts, which can take up to half a year to heal, delaying the eventual dental implants you need. As stated before, Zygomatic implants allow people who would ordinarily have to go through a great deal of surgery get their implants sooner. From restoring smiles to improving chewing and speaking, having a full mouth worth of teeth is something each and everyone of use deserve. If you are thinking of dental implants but think you are not a candidate because of a lack of supporting bone, then you should consider Zygomatic implants.
Zygomatic implants differ from conventional dental implants in that they anchor in to the zygomatic bone (cheek bone) rather than the maxilla (upper jaw). They are used in cases where patients have inadequate maxillary bone quality or quantity due to, for example, aging, wearing dentures for a long time and it does not fit well any more, failed all-on-four, tumor removal surgery, trauma, or atrophy.
Since the zygomatic bone is denser than the posterior maxillary bone, a prosthesis can often be immediately placed at the time of surgery. Zygomatic implants are available in a wide array of lengths to fit any mouth. The head of the zygomatic implant is engineered to allow prosthesis attachment at a 45-degree angle.
Zygomatic implants have been in use for more than two decades, and clinical follow-up studies have shown good outcomes. The cumulative survival rate of zygomatic implants is 96% after 12 years.
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