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Zygomatic Implants in the Ennis Area

Dental implants are a popular choice for permanent tooth replacement, offering a natural-looking and lasting restoration for missing teeth. Traditional implants need good jawbone density to fuse properly, a process known as osseointegration. However, in cases of severe bone loss in the upper jaw, close to the maxillary sinus, traditional tooth replacement implants might not work. Zygomatic implants from our Ennis-area oral surgeons offer a solution. Unlike traditional implants, zygomatic implants can be used even when jawbone density is low, providing a reliable restoration option without the need for extensive bone grafting.

What Are Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic implants are designed for people with bone atrophy in the upper jaw, where traditional dental implants may not be possible due to bone loss. Instead of relying on the jawbone, these implants anchor into the zygomatic bone, or cheekbone. This technique bypasses the need for bone grafting procedures typically necessary with traditional implants. By utilizing the strong foundation provided by the cheekbone, zygomatic implants offer a solid solution for dental implant placement despite significant bone loss.

Benefits of Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are a good choice for people who aren’t ideal candidates for traditional dental implants because they have insufficient upper jawbone density:

  • Reduced Treatment Time: Zygomatic implants make it possible to avoid bone grafting procedures, significantly reducing the overall treatment time. This accelerates the journey toward dental implant-supported prosthetics, minimizing delays in achieving a restored smile.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedure: The surgical technique for placing zygomatic implants is less invasive compared to traditional methods that include bone grafting. This approach leads to less postoperative discomfort, quicker healing times, and fewer complications.
  • Improved Facial Aesthetics: By addressing facial volume loss due to bone resorption in the upper jaw, zygomatic implants enhance the facial profile, offering a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Enhanced Implant Stability: The zygomatic bone’s robustness provides exceptional stability for the implants, facilitating successful osseointegration and ensuring long-term implant success.
  • Immediate Smile Restoration: Zygomatic implants often allow for the immediate application of temporary dental prosthetics post-surgery, granting patients an early glimpse of their enhanced smile aesthetics and functionality.

Candidates for Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants work well for patients who:

  • Have undergone significant bone loss in the upper jaw from periodontal disease, trauma, or other factors.
  • Cannot receive traditional dental implants due to insufficient jawbone volume.
  • Are in search of a faster treatment option for implant-based smile restoration.
  • Want a minimally invasive surgical approach to implant placement.
  • Desire to boost facial aesthetics through dental implants.

Zygomatic Implant Treatment Process

Our oral surgery practice in Ennis starts the zygomatic implant process with a comprehensive consultation that includes an oral exam, X-rays, and 3D scans to determine your eligibility for the procedure. Our expert surgeons then devise a customized treatment plan that outlines the surgery details and timeline. The procedure involves inserting the implants into the zygomatic bone under anesthesia. After a period of healing and integration with the jawbone, we fit custom-made prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, or dentures to fully restore your smile.

Schedule a Consultation for Zygomatic Implants Today

If you’re missing upper teeth and think you don’t have enough bone for traditional dental implants, zygomatic implants might be the perfect option for a permanent tooth replacement. Contact our Ennis oral and maxillofacial surgery practice to set up a consultation. We’ll discuss how zygomatic implants can help you get a fully restored smile, making it complete, functional, and beautiful again.