Zygomatic dental implants are a technologically advanced treatment for those who want dental implants but do not have enough bone for more traditional methods. People in Pensacola, Crestview, and Santa Rosa Beach, FL can turn to Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics for zygomatic dental implants to give them a more permanent solution for their replacement teeth.
What are Zygomatic Dental Implants?
Zygomatic implants are a more advanced form of dental implants specifically used with the upper jaw when the jaw is resorbed or eroded following tooth removal. These implants provide the support for upper implant bridgework where other implants do not work.
What Should I Reasonably Expect from Zygomatic Dental Implants?
Zygomatic dental implants are longer than ordinary dental implants giving them a better opportunity to attach and fuse to the part of the cheekbone called the zygomatic arch. Dentists and specialists may choose this type of implant as an alternative to others that involve bone grafting operations. It is necessary for patients to have a CBCT scan as part of the evaluation to determine if there is enough bone in the targeted area in which to place the implants.
With zygomatic implants, patients avoid the lengthy process of bone grafting and surgery needed with other implant methods. Because of this, they get their implants faster, restoring function to their mouths and giving them a bright smile sooner than with other implants.
Are There Advantages to Zygomatic Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to zygomatic dental implants, including:
- Implant process complete in one appointment
- Does not require bone grafting
- Well-balanced support for immediate function
- Support fixed and removable dental prosthetics
How Do Zygomatic Dental Implants Work?
Zygomatic implants are placed into the upper jawbone close to what is called the zygomatic arch. It is a very dense facial bone that can accommodate implants and provide strong support. The dental prosthetic can be placed approximately three days following the placement of the implants. It typically takes about four months to recover and heal, at which point the final restorative process can be done to finish the treatment.
How Do I Know If Zygomatic Dental Implants Are Right for Me?
If you have been told that you do not have enough bone structure to allow for traditional dental implants and want a more permanent hold on your replacement teeth, zygomatic dental implants may be an option for you. We recommend you have a consultation with one of our dental specialists to evaluate your mouth and bone structure to determine if this or another procedure is right for you.
How Much Do Zygomatic Dental Implants Cost?
As with most dental procedures, the cost of zygomatic dental implants varies for each patient depending on the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, we can go over the cost with you as well as our payment options, including financing through CareCredit® and OrthoBanc®.
Why Choose Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics?
It takes the expertise of specialized dentists to place zygomatic dental implants. At Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics, we have specialists in many areas of dentistry who work together to ensure superior service and care.
If you live in Pensacola, Crestview or Santa Rosa Beach, FL and have been told that dental implants are not the best treatment option for you, zygomatic dental implants may be the answer. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.