Zygomatic implants are a new technique where the implants are inserted into the zygoma bone (cheekbone). Zygomatic implants are used for patients with severe bone loss in the upper jaw. With this technique, patients avoid bone grafts and sinus lift procedures, which can shorten the overall treatment time to 3 months instead of 9 months.
Several differences exist between zygomatic implants and traditional implants. Zygomatic implants are approximately 3 to 5 times longer than traditional implants. The foundation of a zygomatic implant is very secure and therefore does not require bone graft or sinus lift. With traditional implants, a bone graft may be required in the case of atrophy of the upper jaw bone.
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Intravenous sedation is a technique of administering medications through a vein to help relax you and reduce discomfort. This is done without putting you completely to sleep. It is most important that you follow the instructions below very closely.
After your appointment the medications used will still be in your system. The following precautions should be followed:
If you follow these guidelines along with your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, you will find the procedure will go smoothly and comfortably.
The main risks are infections and bleeding. If you ever experience abnormal discomfort, contact us or the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residents of the Montreal General Hospital. Your surgeon will take charge of the situation.
A bruise, sometimes important, in the mouth, on the face and sometimes through the neck is quite normal.
Postoperative instructions will be provided following the intervention by the surgical assistant. You will normally leave with a prescription from your surgeon for painkillers and sometimes antibiotics.
The following instructions have been compiled to assist you in the postoperative period. If you follow these guidelines, your recovery will be more comfortable.