Zygomatic Dental Implants
Many people who have missing teeth experience bone loss in their jawbone. Dental implants are the gold standard in dental restorations, but patients with severe bone loss may not be good candidates for implant surgery. There is an implant alternative. At 1899 Dental Implants in Elk Grove, CA, we offer the latest innovations in dental implants at the best prices, including zygomatic dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to permanently bond to bone to keep new teeth or dental restorations in place. There may not be enough bone to perform a successful dental implant procedure for those with severe bone loss in the jaw. A bone grafting procedure may be needed before dental implant surgery can be performed, delaying dental restorations. In some cases, even bone grafting may not be enough for dental implant support. An alternative is zygomatic dental implants that use the cheekbone instead of the jawbone for support.
Bone Loss Implant Alternative
What makes zygomatic dental implants different? Instead of a short titanium post that is inserted into the upper jawbone, zygomatic dental implants are longer and tilted to reach the zygoma, or cheekbone. The zygoma is a denser bone and offers better support than a jawbone that has suffered bone loss. There is no bone grafting needed, which can save time and expense for the patient, reducing the healing time required before dental restorations can be completed. For many patients with severe bone loss, zygomatic dental implants offer a perfect alternative to traditional dental implants for lasting smile restorations.
Not all dentists or oral surgeons offer zygomatic dental implants. This is an advanced dental restoration procedure that requires extensive dental implant expertise and cutting-edge dental imaging. If you want to learn more about zygomatic dental implants and if they may be right for you, contact our team at 1899 Dental Implants. Call our office in Elk Grove, CA, to schedule a consultation.