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Zygomatic Implants in the Irving Area

Missing teeth can really impact your smile. Dental implants are a top choice for permanent tooth replacement for patients around Irving. Traditional implants need good jawbone density for successful osseointegration. However, with severe bone loss in the upper jaw, close to the maxillary sinus, traditional dental implants might not be the best option. That’s when zygomatic implants from our oral surgeons become an alternative solution. Unlike traditional tooth replacement implants, zygomatic implants can be used even with significant bone loss, offering a restoration solution that integrates well with the bone despite challenges in jawbone density.

What Are Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic implants are specialized dental implants made for people who have bone atrophy, or bone loss, in their upper jaw. Unlike traditional implants that go into the jawbone, zygomatic implants are put into the zygomatic bone, also known as the cheekbone. The cheekbone is naturally strong and offers a large area for implant placement, which means there’s no need for bone grafting procedures that are usually required with traditional dental implants when there’s significant bone loss.

Benefits of Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are a good choice over traditional dental implants for those with insufficient upper jawbone density, and offer the following benefits:

  • Reduced Treatment Time: Zygomatic implants bypass the need for bone grafting procedures, markedly shortening the overall treatment time. This acceleration allows dental implant-supported prosthetics to be placed sooner than with traditional bone grafting methods.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedure: Compared to standard implant surgeries that involve bone grafting, the insertion of zygomatic implants is a minimally invasive procedure. This approach leads to a quicker recovery and less postoperative discomfort for patients.
  • Improved Facial Aesthetics: Zygomatic implants effectively restore facial volume lost to bone resorption in the upper jaw, significantly improving facial aesthetics and contributing to a more youthful facial profile.
  • Enhanced Implant Stability: The robustness of the zygomatic bone provides superior stability for these implants, facilitating successful osseointegration and ensuring the long-term effectiveness of the implant.
  • Immediate Smile Restoration: In many cases, zygomatic implants allow for the swift placement of temporary dental prosthetics immediately after surgery. This advantage offers patients an immediate restoration of smile aesthetics and function.

Candidates for Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants from our Irving oral surgeons are a good choice for those who:

  • Suffer from significant bone loss in the upper jaw due to periodontal disease, trauma, or other factors.
  • Are not ideal candidates for traditional dental implants due to insufficient jawbone volume.
  • Desire a quicker approach for their implant-based smile restoration.
  • Prefer a minimally invasive surgical approach for implant placement.
  • Aim to boost facial aesthetics through precise dental implant placement.

Zygomatic Implant Treatment Process

Our oral surgery practice in Irving begins the zygomatic implant process with a thorough oral exam, X-rays, and 3D scans to determine if you’re a good candidate. Our specialized surgeons then outline a customized treatment plan, explaining the procedure and its timeline. The surgery involves inserting implants into the zygomatic bone under anesthesia, ensuring you’re comfortable and pain-free. After a period of healing and integration with the jawbone, we attach custom-made prosthetics like crowns, bridges, or dentures to completely restore your smile.

Schedule a Consultation for Zygomatic Implants Today

If you’re missing teeth in your upper jaw and don’t have enough bone for traditional implants, zygomatic implants could be the answer for a permanent tooth replacement. Reach out to our oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Irving to discuss how zygomatic implants can give you back a full, beautiful smile without needing the bone grafting that standard implants may require.