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What Are Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants (also referred to as zygoma implants) are an alternative to traditional dental implants for patients who cannot receive a traditional implant set in their upper jaws due to bone loss. Typically, dental implants are anchored directly in the jawbone; when there is advanced bone loss in a patient, this can require grafting, sinus lifts and more—including lots of downtime between surgeries and waiting for a new, full set of teeth.

 

Zygomatic implants, on the other hand, reduce downtime (and increase outcomes for patients with advanced bone loss) by eliminating the need for grafting and sinus work. Instead, the implants are anchored into or near the zygoma bone—a thick bone in the cheek. This is achieved by the use of longer implants.

 

Zygomatic implants have been in use for over 20 years in the US and over 30 years in Europe. It is safe, has strong outcomes with proper aftercare, and is a fantastic option for patients who desire a full set of natural-looking teeth but cannot avail themselves of a traditional arch of dental implants.

 

TurningPoint Dental Implant Center is one of the exclusive providers nationwide where you can receive expert zygomatic implant treatment and postoperative care. This procedure may be rare, but when you visit the experts at TurningPoint, you can be assured you are receiving the care you deserve from seasoned clinicians leading the zygomatic implant field.


Why Zygomatic Implants?

There are many benefits to zygomatic implants—starting with the option to receive implants even with reduced bone mass. Other benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • No major bone grafting necessary
  • No sinus lifting necessary
  • Faster restoration turnaround times—your new teeth are in sooner than with traditional implants
  • Faster healing times
  • More strength than traditional dental implants

Many potential patients are concerned about treatment timeframes. Receiving dental implants is a time commitment, certainly, but just how much time should patients expect to spend on treatment, start to finish? When it comes to zygomatic implants, patients can expect to save a full year of treatment time. How is this possible? Teeth are placed the day of implant surgery, rather than after long wait-times for healing after a sinus lift or bone grafts.

 

For patients who have long believed that upper jaw dental implants were out of reach, zygoma implants are an opportunity to have the confident, permanent smile they’ve always wanted—on a timeline that suits their lifestyles.

 

The Cost of Zygomatic Implants

Contrary to what many patients expect, this shortened-treatment-time dental implant option is actually less expensive than traditional dental implants. The rarity of oral surgeons who perform this involved procedure can also conjure high-cost concerns amongst patients. While cost varies depending on each specific case, patients generally save thousands of dollars on treatment when they opt for zygomatic implants.

 

Zygomatic Implants: Your Brand New Smile

Your smile says a lot about you. It’s with you every day—you want it to be its best. With zygomatic implants, many who believed they were a poor match for dental implants—or didn’t or couldn’t handle the downtime and wait for their new smile—can now have the smile of their dreams on their own schedules.

 

Don’t wait any longer to have the smile you deserve. Contact TurningPoint today and make an appointment to discuss your oral healthcare journey, your dental implant options, and whether or not zygomatic implants are right for your smile.