Alternative Tooth Restoration for Bone Loss in the Upper Jaw
Dental implants are a remarkable tooth replacement solution for one or more missing teeth. There must be enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. When the lower jaw bone is weakened, your surgeon can place a bone graft to stimulate the growth of new, strong bone. In the upper jaw, or maxilla, a type of bone graft called a sinus lift can make room for new bone. Sinus lifts are most beneficial if you are receiving dental implants on one side of the mouth. When you need multiple implants, a full-arch restoration, or implants on both sides of the mouth, zygomatic implants are ideal.
Zygomatic implants are inserted into the maxilla and use the cheekbone, or zygomatic bone, for support. They provide the same benefits as traditional dental implants and enable more patients with bone loss to become candidates for implant-based tooth restoration. Our oral surgeons at Carolinas Center for Dental Implants offer a variety of dental implants so that tooth restoration is an option for more patients.
We believe everyone deserves a complete and healthy smile. Contact our offices in North and South Carolina today to schedule your appointment.
The Benefits of Zygomatic Implants
The procedure to insert a zygomatic implant is less invasive than a bone graft or sinus lift.
Zygomatic implants are placed in a single surgical visit.
The immediately loaded prosthesis is secure and natural-looking, improving the patient's ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Conventional dental implants require bone grafting in most cases, which can take months to heal. Without the need for bone grafting, the recovery period following zygomatic implant placement is greatly reduced.
If you need an upper tooth extracted, our surgeons can extract the tooth and place the zygomatic implant during the same appointment.
Zygomatic Implant Surgery Procedure
Prior to any surgical procedure, you will meet with one of our oral surgeons at a consultation. We will take 3D CBCT scans of your mouth. Dental implant placement is often performed using IV sedation, but we offer a variety of anesthesia and sedation options to choose from. It is our goal to ensure you are as comfortable and informed as possible about your oral surgery journey with us.
On the day of surgery, your surgeon will extract the tooth that needs to be replaced if necessary. Your surgeon will anchor the implant into the maxillary sinus, and you will rest in our comfortable recovery area until the anesthesia wears off. This process is similar to the placement of a traditional implant.
Our office will provide you with instructions on how to care for your implant as it heals. Upon leaving our office, your new replacement tooth will look and feel just like your other natural teeth, and you can immediately enjoy having a complete smile.
Restore Your Smile With Zygomatic Implants
If you've been previously told you are not a candidate for bone grafting or dental implants, we encourage you to contact our office. Our oral surgeons will carefully evaluate your smile and create a treatment plan that will improve your oral health, oral function, and confidence.
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Learn more about zygomatic implants, schedule an appointment, and more. Contact Carolinas Center for Dental Implants today.