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; and when there is advanced bone loss in a patient, this can require grafting, sinus lifts and more, leading to more waiting time between surgeries and a new full set of teeth.
Zygomatic implants, on the other hand, reduce downtime (and increase success 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 using longer implants.
Zygomatic implants have been used for more than 20 years in the US and more than 30 years in Europe. This procedure is safe and with proper aftercare, patients see great success. These implants are a fantastic option for patients who desire a full set of natural-looking teeth, without a traditional arch of dental implants.
TurningPoint Dental Implant Center is one of the most reputable and trusted implant service 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 careful and experienced clinicians leading the zygomatic implant field.
Why Zygomatic Implants?
There are many benefits to zygomatic implants—starting with the ability to receive implants even with reduced bone mass. Other benefits include, but are not limited to:
• No sinus lifting necessary
• Faster restoration turnaround time --most will have a complete smile on the same day of surgery
• Faster healing times because of no major bone grafting necessary
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 with inadequate bone 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 a long recovery time following a sinus lift or bone grafts.
For patients who believed upper jaw dental implants were not possible, 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, the reduced treatment time with zygomatic implant procedures can vary when compared to traditional dental implants and can save money on treatment, long-term. While cost varies depending on each specific case, patients generally save thousands of dollars on treatment when they opt for zygomatic implants because costly and time consuming bone graft procedures are not usually needed. Depending on your implant needs and treatment plan, our team of dental implant experts and staff, will discuss costs with you and make sure all your questions are answered every step of the way.
Zygomatic Implants: Your Brand New Smile
Your smile says a lot about you. It’s with you every day, so you want it to be its best. With zygomatic implants, patients who didn’t think dental implants were an option or those who didn’t want to wait 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 you.