What Are Zygomatic Implants Exactly?

The Zygomatic implant procedure is a new alternative to the more traditional dental implant process. Visually, Zygomatic implants are much longer than a traditional implant. Rather than just drilling directly into the jawbone, Zygomatic implants are anchored in the upper cheekbone close to the zygoma bone. Placing the implant in this location means the Zygomatic implants can provide a more secure foundation in the upper jaw (Maxilla) area. This is beneficial to patients with deteriorated jawbone since they may not be able to receive a traditional implant procedure. Advancements with the Zygomatic implant method allows for this to be possible for those who may need it.

The procedure is different than a normal dental implant operation. One of the biggest differences is that the operation must be performed by an oral maxillofacial surgeon. This is due to the implant being placed within the cheekbone as opposed to the jawline. Allowing for a less invasive procedure and grants a more comfortable experience for the patient in their day to day lives. The success rate of this procedure is currently at 92% and raising.

Many dental professionals feel that Zygomatic implants are better than conventional implant methods due to its efficiency. For example, Zygomatic implants will not require bone grafting, which may take up to half a year to heal, this makes for a faster procedure from start to finish. They also make it possible for those who’d ordinarily have to go through a great deal of surgery to obtain their implants faster. Three days after the initial procedure teeth can be replaced and the typical recovery time for this part of the procedure is estimated at four months. A final restoration will be applied after that time to finish the process. Other benefits of this process include:

Other benefits to this process include:

  • Full replacement of an upper arch denture
  • Predictable, long-term results
  • Well-balanced support for immediate function
  • Implant process completed in one appointment

Dr. Mueller’s office utilizes advance dental technology to map out a high-quality 3D representation of your bone structure and nasal cavities to plan the positioning of the implants. Rest assured you are in good hands with Dr. Mueller and his team at the Marquis Center in San Antonio, TX.

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