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Zygomatic Implants in the Mesquite Area

For those missing teeth and seeking a permanent tooth replacement in Mesquite, dental implants offer a natural-looking and durable restoration. However, the success of traditional implants hinges on having sufficient jawbone density for osseointegration, the process where the implant fuses with the bone. In cases of severe bone loss in the upper jaw, close to the maxillary sinus, traditional tooth replacement implants may not be suitable. This is when zygomatic implants become valuable. Our Mesquite oral surgeons provide these specialized dental implants as an alternative for individuals who cannot use traditional implants due to inadequate jawbone density.

What Are Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic implants are a dental implant option for those with bone atrophy in the upper jaw, bypassing the need for traditional implants that require more jawbone or bone grafting procedures. Anchored in the zygomatic bone, or cheekbone, zygomatic implants provide a stable base for implant placement without necessitating bone grafting procedures to address bone loss. This makes zygomatic implants an effective solution for patients whose bone atrophy in the upper jaw would otherwise prevent them from receiving traditional dental implants.

Benefits of Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants provide the following benefits over traditional dental implants for those with insufficient upper jawbone density:

  • Reduced Treatment Time: Zygomatic implants streamline the path to smile restoration by eliminating the need for bone grafting. Avoiding bone grafting procedures significantly cuts overall treatment time compared to traditional methods, allowing quicker access to dental implant-supported prosthetics.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedure: The surgical insertion of zygomatic implants is less invasive than standard implant procedures that involve bone grafting. This approach minimizes patient discomfort, speeds up recovery, and lowers complication risks.
  • Improved Facial Aesthetics: Through the restoration of facial volume lost due to bone resorption, zygomatic implants enhance facial aesthetics, contributing to a more youthful and appealing facial profile.
  • Enhanced Implant Stability: The robust nature of the zygomatic bone provides superior stability for these implants, aiding in successful osseointegration and ensuring the durability of the implant.
  • Immediate Smile Restoration: Zygomatic implants can often support the quick placement of temporary dental prosthetics immediately after surgery. This capability offers patients an almost instant improvement in smile aesthetics and functionality.

Candidates for Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are ideal for patients who:

  • Experienced significant bone loss in the upper jaw from periodontal disease, trauma, or other factors.
  • Aren’t ideal candidates for traditional dental implants due to insufficient jawbone volume.
  • Desire faster treatment for their implant-based smile restoration.
  • Prefer a minimally invasive surgical approach to implant placement.
  • Wish to improve facial aesthetics with dental implant placement.

Zygomatic Implant Treatment Process

Our oral surgery practice in Mesquite initiates the zygomatic implant process with an extensive oral exam, X-rays, and 3D scans to determine candidacy. We then formulate a customized treatment plan, outlining the procedure stages. The surgery involves inserting implants into the zygomatic bone under anesthesia. Following a healing period for integration with the jawbone, we secure custom-made prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, or dentures to restore your smile. This approach ensures a personalized solution designed to meet each patient’s unique needs, resulting in a rejuvenated smile.

Schedule a Consultation for Zygomatic Implants Today

If you’re missing upper jaw teeth and traditional implants won’t work because of insufficient bone, zygomatic implants might be perfect for getting back a full, brilliant smile. Reach out to schedule a consultation to learn how zygomatic implants can help you have a restored smile with permanent tooth replacement at our Mesquite oral and maxillofacial surgery practice.