What Are Zygomatic Implants? 

If you are considering getting dental implants, you may have come across a type of implant known as a zygomatic implant. Because this type of implant is very new, you may not be familiar with zygomatic implants and how they differ from typical dental implants. To learn more about them, speak to an appletree dental professional today.

Here is all you should know about zygomatic implants. 

Replace teeth of the upper jaw 

Zygomatic implants are designed to replace upper jaw teeth. They are capable of replacing a whole arch of missing teeth, teeth that have been severely damaged or decayed, or teeth that have become loose owing to severe gum disease. Furthermore, because of a lack of bone mass, zygomatic implants are an ideal alternative for people who cannot have regular dental implants. Zygomatic implants can be used in conjunction with standard dental implants to replace both the lower and top teeth. 

Attached to the cheekbones 

Zygomatic implants are called for the bone into which they are inserted. Zygomatic implants are specially inserted into the zygomatic bone, often known as the cheekbone. The zygomatic bone, which is denser than the maxillary bone, acts as a strong anchor point for the implant. Zygomatic implants are substantially longer than standard dental implants since they are put in the cheekbone. 

It can be used with inadequate bone mass. 

One of the most important requirements for dental implant therapy is appropriate bone mass for the implant to bond with. However, zygomatic implants can be safely inserted even in low maxillary bone quality or quantity. This is due to the fact that zygomatic implants are placed in the zygomatic bone instead of the maxillary bone. The zygomatic bones, unlike the jawbones, do not lose bone mass due to missing teeth or periodontal disease. 

They remove the need for further procedures. 

When dental implants are placed in the upper jaw with insufficient bone mass, further therapies are typically necessary. A sinus lift is a typical operation in which the bone between the mouth cavity and the sinus cavity is strengthened to prevent the implant from harming the sinuses. Normally, the patient would have to wait for the sinus lift to recover before the implants could be implanted. These additional procedures, however, are not required with zygomatic implants. This implies fewer surgeries and that you can obtain your implants sooner rather than later. 

Are immediate loading 

Zygomatic implants are angled into the zygomatic bone when they are inserted. Because of the thick nature of the zygomatic bone and the angulation of the implant, a dental prosthesis can be promptly put onto the implants during surgery. This means you will not be missing teeth while the implants recover.