Zygomatic Dental Implants in Orland Park, south loop, oak lawn,
A Bone Grafting Alternative
What are zygomatic dental implants?
An alternative to traditional implant teeth, zygomatic implants are much longer screws that we place in the upper jawbone close to the zygoma bone which is more dense and able to support replacement teeth. Zygomatic implants are an excellent option for those who might not be able to have traditional dental implants.
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Why You May Need Zygomatic Dental Implants
For those who have been told that they do not have enough bone mass to support dental implants, Zygomatic implants are a revolutionary solution. First introduced in Europe in 1988 and then the United States in 1998, this procedure has a long-standing success rate for those with the most severe form of bone loss.
How do zygomatic implants work?
We implement the latest technology in all our procedures and use a CBCT cone beam 3D scan and a detailed exam and consult to evaluate your sinuses and make sure the drainage passages are open.
Once we’ve fully evaluated your case and we’re ready to move forward, we anchor extra-long implants in the zygoma (the cheekbone) which is a thick and solid bone near the sinus. During this process, in addition to 1-2 zygoma implants, 2-4 regular implants are typically placed towards the front of the jaw, where the upper front teeth used to be.
The Benefits of Zygomatic Implants
Safe and predictable, zygomatic implants are a routine surgery performed every day by our highly skilled surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Chicago. The advantages provided by this cutting-edge procedure include:
- Immediate results—fully functioning fixed teeth
- Elimination of an upper denture
- No bone grafting needed
- Reduced time necessary for future implants, bridges, and upper jaw restorations
- Comfort—IV sedation
- Quick recovery time
- One appointment—extraction of natural teeth and placement of zygomatic implants
Who can place zygomatic implants?
The surgical skill involved in placing zygomatic implants requires extensive expertise, experience, and training, so the procedure isn’t common. However, at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Chicago, our doctors have been formally trained in zygomatic placement and have perfected the craft of carefully placing each zygomatic implant.
Do zygomatic implants hurt?
The discomfort associated with zygomatic implants is similar to regular bone grafting procedures. Your safety and comfort is our primary concern, and our doctors administer special anti-inflammatory medications via IV sedation which reduces any post-operative pain. You may experience some degree of bruising, but most of our patients are surprised by how easy their recovery is. Any mild pain can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications, like Ibuprofen and Tylenol.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Chicago offers the life-changing solution of zygomatic implants to those who have lost teeth in the upper jaw but have found the option of implant placement to be eliminated because of severe bone loss.