Mexico Zygomatic Dental Implants
What are Zygomatic Dental Implants?
Zygomatic implants are a relatively new dental procedure, specifically made for people with extreme bone loss in the upper jaw.
For those who have been told they’re not qualified to receive traditional dental implants – this may be the answer to your oral needs. Our team at Mexico Dental Implants can help determine if this is the right solution for you.
Who needs them?
Zygomatic implants are a great solution for patients with severely resorbed upper jaws. Often these patients have been told that they can’t undergo implant treatments because it isn’t safe due to lack of jawbone.
Zygomatic implants attach fixed dental bridges; this procedure is most commonly used when there is advanced bone volume loss, where two zygomatic implants can be placed on either side of the upper jaw to support a full set of replacement teeth. This treatment has also proved very helpful for those who suffer from cleft palates.
There is a traditional line of treatment prescribed by dentists and oral surgeons, that suggest lengthy bone graft treatment as a solution. This only shows poor training and experience to perform a zygomatic procedure.
Patients who were long-time denture wearers or those who have had missing teeth for an extended period of time might be prone to bone loss. But, why does this affect the procedure? When a tooth and its root are removed, the body shuts down blood flow to the surrounding bone as a response. The result of this is the bone receding over time, and a significant lack of bone makes it impossible for an implant to be placed and remain stable.
There are specific guidelines the patient must meet to qualify for zygomatic implants. Professionals at Mexico Dental Implants will evaluate each patient’s sinus in order to reduce the risk of sinusitis. X-Rays and CT scans will be taken before the procedure as well.
Why Are These Implants Inserted Into The Back Of The Jaw?
Unlike other areas of tooth-bearing bone, the alveolar bone in the back part of the upper jaw is susceptible to atrophy due to extreme levels of exposure.
Zygomatic implants successfully avoid excessive bone grafting that would be necessary if traditional root-form dental implants were placed instead (while this procedure may seem more invasive than some others, it has many benefits that one may not think about at first).
How do Zygomatic Dental Implants work?
Treatment for zygomatic implants is planned digitally through CT-based virtual planning which saves operating time and makes it easier to create an accurate dental bridge prosthetically.
When treatment was done with just general tools, patients may encounter various issues but when these cutting edge machines are used instead, surgeons can guarantee that the patient will end up with a perfect outcome at the end of it all – no matter what happens along the way.
Initial Consultation and assessment. Please note that this treatment is not as common as regular dental implant treatment and requires a Specialist Surgeon with extensive experience and skills in the technique.
Thorough examination, investigation and digital planning utilizing the latest virtual surgery software.
Day surgery procedure booking for implant placement (+/- removal of teeth) + dental bridge insertion.
Recovery period (2-3 days); return to normal timetable within 7 days.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Having Zygomatic Implants?
Normal looking teeth and gums
Recover the freedom to eat what you like and the confidence to laugh
Teeth that don’t come out
The elimination of denture sore spots
Long term and firm tooth support
Faster healing than bone grafting
Ability to eat any foods
A more solid support
Higher success rate
Higher Eligibility rate
Fewer visits to the dentist’s office
Other Important Questions about the Zygomatic Implants:
Are zygomatic implants safe?
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How Successful are Zygomatic Implants?
Zygomatic implants treat smiles just as well now as they did twenty years ago; however, it does depend on the individual’s health – if they’re able to properly maintain their dental implant regularly.
Patients need to brush and floss their new smile at least twice a day to ensure both the zygoma-implanted teeth and gums stay healthy. Plus, patients need regular checkups with a dentistry professional or dental hygienist so they don’t miss out on cleaning hard-to-reach spots where plaque builds up fastest.
When individuals take care of their new implants, they can expect them to last a lifetime.
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