Zygoma Implants

Zygoma implant is a perfect alternative when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw for ordinary implants. They provide immense support for the implant bridgework for severely resorbed jawbone with minimal surgical trauma and optimal oral function. Zygomatic dental implant is also an impeccable alternative for those intending to avoid extensive bone grafting procedures. This upper jaw dental implant treatment is also referred to as graft-less technique. Though this method of implant can be technically challenging it provides an excellent solution for patients who cannot get traditional dental implants in the upper jaw. No wonder they are termed as advanced dental implants.
The Procedure
A computed tomography helps to precisely assess the amount of bone available in the upper jaw and also determine the position and angulation of the implant. If there is existing teeth, they are removed and the implants are anchored in the upper jaw bone. Teeth impression for the hybrid bridge is taken and sent to the lab technician. Once they are fabricated in the lab they are securely placed on top of the implants.
The Symptoms
You may need Zygoma implants if you have missing, shaky or loose teeth and severe bone resorption in the maxilla.
The Eligibility
You are eligible for Zygoma implants if you
  • Have good oral and general health
  • Have insufficient bone density in your jaw to support the traditional implants
The Risks Involved
Sinusitis, due to infection of the antral cavity, intrusion into vital structures, paresthesia of infra orbital nerve, orosinusal fistula, perforation of the orbit and in rare cases implant failure can also occur.
The Impact
You get a fixed row of functioning prosthetic teeth within 72 hours as opposed to the traditional implant methods that take up to six months. You are also assured an instant boost of confidence with natural looking, functioning teeth.

Zygoma implants are becoming increasingly popular as it involves minimal surgical procedures at reduced treatment time, without the need for painful grafting. With an artificial set of permanent teeth, you can now smile with greater confidence.