Zygomatic implants are used when there is insufficient bone to hold a normal dental implant. The difference between a Zygomatic implant and a normal dental implant is that the former is longer and is placed diagonally into the cheek bone (zygoma) to make use of the extra bone there.
Usually after extracting a tooth, the bone that held the tooth starts to shrink. In some cases the shrinkage is severe, resulting in insufficient bone to hold a dental implant. This usually means that a sinus lift/bone grafting is required, adding to the healing time, and the amount of surgeries required. In certain cases, we can place longer Zygomatic implants into the cheek bone, giving better stability and strength to hold an implant-retained bridge and thus sometimes negating the need for a bone graft. Zygomatic implants are placed carefully while avoiding the sinuses and also eliminating the need for sinus lifts.
With Zygomatic implants, you can place a bridge directly onto the implants; therefore, you will walk out of the surgery with a brand new smile. To find out if Zygomatic implants are an option for you, call us for your consultation at 843-762-9028 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.