Are you not a candidate for dental implants due to lack of bone in the upper jaw, then Zygomatic implants might help you……A
Unique Solution for Rehabilitation of the Severely Resorbed Maxilla !
Zygomatic Dental Implants are embedded into the cheekbones, elminating the need for bone grafting and/or sinus lifts prior to getting dental implants. A specially designed dental implant (up to 55 mm instead ofthe usual 10mm or 15 mm for normal dental implants) can be placed into the cheekbone (medically referred to as Zygoma) instead of the jaw bone, which benefits those who don’t have enough jaw bone to sustain regular implants.
After the long zygomatic implants are anchored on the upper jaw and inside the zygomatic bone, a provisional prosthesis can be fixed immediately.
Grafting procedures involving the severely resorbed maxilla have always been a challenge for both the clinician and the patient. Due to extreme bone loss in the maxillary molar regions, patients would normally have needed bilateral posterior bone grafts with sinus lift surgery. Hence, the possibility of an additional surgery with prolonged treatment time.
The development of the Zygoma implant presents a unique alternative for patients who wish to avoid bone grafting, sinus lifts and still get dental implants, as the implants can be placed in areas with only single surgical procedure and eliminates the need for grafting