Dental Implants

Zygomatic Implants


Zygomatic Implants

What are zygomatic implants

Zygomatic implants are a new technique where the implants are inserted into the zygoma bone (cheek bone). 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.

What is the difference between traditional implants and zygomatic implants

 Several differences exist between zygomatic implants and traditional implants. Zygomatic implants are approximately 2 to3 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.

What are the steps to follow for a zygomatic implant procedure?

  1. First your surgeon will examine the soft tissue in your mouth. They will then evaluate the jaw bone using medical imaging, called cone-beam, computed tomography. They will also discuss oral or IV sedation options for you. Don’t forget to mention the source of your reference
  2. Following the exam, the team will provide you with the details and the estimated cost of the procedure.
  3. If you do not already have a prosthodontist, we will be happy to refer you to a specialist who can take good care of your teeth.
  4. During the appointment with your prosthodontist, they will analyze the optimal position of the implants with the help of the scan and will take an impression to make the initial prosthesis.
  5. On the day of the surgery, our oral surgical team will prepare a sterile environment for surgery which will reduce the risks of complications. Since this is one-day procedure, you will be able to leave the same day with your prosthesis in your mouth.
  6. A soft diet is recommended for 6 weeks following the procedure.
  7. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled one week after the procedure to make sure that you are healing properly.
  8. Another follow-up appointment will take place about 6 to 8 weeks after your procedure. A radiograph will be taken to see help assess the healing of the implants.
  9. Finally, with the approval of your surgeon, you will return to your prosthodontist who will create your final prosthesis.


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