Town Center Dental of LaGrange is the place to turn if you’ve been told you do not have enough upper jawbone to support dental implants. Our office offers a variety of innovative solutions to help you take advantage of the unrivaled benefits of dental implants. Among our advanced treatment options are zygomatic implants. They represent an excellent alternative to traditional implants. Zygomatic implants are much longer than conventional implant designs and are anchored against the dense zygoma bone of the upper jaw. Therefore, patients still benefit from a secure foundation for their prosthetic teeth, without having to undergo bone grafting or avoid dental implants altogether. If you have deteriorated jaws from missing teeth, zygomatic implants may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to regain a confident and beautiful smile.
How Do Zygomatic Implants Work?
As stated previously, Zygomatic implants are attached to the area of the jawbone close to the zygoma bone. The zygomatic bones are the malar bones or cheekbones. A special longer implant post is able to reach this area of the jawbone, which is known for its high density and strength. When choosing zygomatic implants, fixed prosthetic teeth will be placed on top until your recovery time is complete and your final restoration is ready to be applied.
The highlighted benefit of choosing Zygomatic implants is that you can avoid additional oral surgery and take advantage of dental implants faster. Patients who get zygomatic implants would have typically needed bone grafting, which can require a lengthy healing time and delays implant surgery. When it comes to restoring your smile from missing or failing teeth, we know that time is of the essence. We don’t want you to have to wait any longer than you have to in order to achieve the functional, attractive and healthy smile you deserve.
To learn if you are a candidate for zygomatic implants, please contact Town Center Dental of LaGrange today.