What are the Benefits of Zygomatic Implants? By Ben Hayes on October 19, 2021

Have you ever been told that you need dental implants, but you are not a candidate because of a lack of bone or bone density? Do you want to potentially avoid a bone graft and shave months off of your recovery time? With Zygomatic implants, patients who have experienced severe bone loss in the upper jaw potentially have the option to address both of these issues! But what is a zygomatic implant? And how do they differ from traditional implants? 

What are Zygomatic Implants?
 

These implants, (unlike conventional dental implants which are attached to the jaw bone) are placed into the zygomatic bone (cheekbone) to provide support for upper bridge prosthetics. These implants have been used since the 1990’s and have a long history of success as a potential alternative to bone grafting. The procedure provides predictable outcomes when performed by experienced professionals. The treatment is performed under full anesthesia, is performed as a day-of surgery, and an All-on-4® can be connected to the implants on the same day.

Who is a Candidate for Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic implants are an excellent treatment for patients with severely resorbed upper jaw bones. Bone reabsorbtion or bone atrophy describes the process of losing bone tissue as a result of cell degeneration. It typically occurs after tooth extraction and can be exacerbated over time due to dentures. These patients may have been told they are not a candidate for dental implants or that an extensive bone graft would be necessary for them to be eligible. 

If this has ever happened to you we strongly emplore you to come in for a second opinion. We offer free consultations with our team of expert doctors, so you can get informed quickly, accurately, and for no cost.

What are the Benefits of Zygomatic Implants?

The major advantage of this technique is that bone grafting is rarely needed. This means that for the majority of patients, no bone grafting nor a sinus lift is necessary. Bone grafting procedures in the jaws are successful but require 3-4 months of healing and during that time a denture will likely be needed. Zygomatic implants also have a high success rate. It is estimated that the success rate of zygomatic implants ranges from 97-98% when performed by a competent professional and have a survival rate of 96% after 12 years. 

What is the Treatment Plan for Zygomatic Implants? 

At Stubbs Dental, treatment for zygomatic implants is planned using digital technology as well as our CBCT scanner, which allows for an incredibly accurate creation of the final prosthetic. With the help of state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to execute treatments with the utmost accuracy and in the safest environment possible. So if you have been turned down for dental implants in the past, schedule your complimentary zygomatic implant consultation online at Stubbs Dental today, or give us a call at (801) 845-9251. Our experts will complete a comprehensive exam and imaging to ensure that you are a candidate! 

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The dentists at Stubbs Dental are committed to providing comprehensive dental care for your entire family. We are also proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of LDS Dentists
  • Utah Dental Association

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (801) 305-4051 today.

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