What are Zygomatic Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are a way to replace a missing tooth with something that looks, feels and mimics a natural tooth. Neither you nor anyone else can tell the difference. Dental Implants have been around since the 1950s and in the last 10 years have been perfected where is A.D.A (American Dental Association) acceptance and a very high rate of success.
Zygomatic implants are new alternatives that may be used to avoid bone grafting and sinus lift and therefore contribute to a shorter and more comfortable treatment. These implants are anchored in the upper jawbone, which is close to the zygoma bone (cheekbone). Zygomatic Implants are much longer in comparison to the traditional implants and may range from 30 mm up to 60 mm. One of the main reasons for zygomatic implant placement is due to bone resorption or reduction in bone quality of the upper jaw.
In most cases, zygomatic implants can be placed surgically within a day along with permanent teeth fixing.
How much do zygomatic implants cost?
The investment of the zygomatic implants may not only turn out to be cheaper financially but also by effort which you will take for bone grafting. In India the cost is approximately 10 times lower when compared with USA.
How Do Zygomatic Implants Work?
Zygomatic Implants are attached to the area of the jawbone close to the zygoma bone. The longer implant is placed from inside the mouth and it goes through or right next to the sinus and anchors into the zygomatic bone.
We can now immediately load zygomatic implants with fixed teeth.
Are Zygomatic Implant successful?
The success and comfort of zygomatic implants can be much higher than the convention removable alternate. Also in cases of bone loss zygomatic options maybe the only way to restore a smile with fixed teeth.
Are they painful?
NO, these implants are much less uncomfortable than having a tooth pulled. Most patients go back to work the next day and report only mild discomfort. Local anesthesia is given and post-treatment prescription is also advised.
Can you have dental implant in severe bone loss?
Bone resorption along with lower bone quality often makes it impossible to place dental implants in the posterior maxilla. Zygoma implants are then advised to such patients wherein the implant is anchored into the zygomatic bone rather than the maxilla.
I’ve been told by my dentist that my jaw bone is not “dense.” Will a dentist be able to get a fixed teeth solution state in such a situation?
After utilizing the standard MDI’s in his practice, Dr. Bulard quickly anticipated this type of dental patient, and as a result, has taken steps to expand IMTEC Corporation’s original production offering to provide an MDI MAX implant. Equipped with the same dimensions as the standard ones, the MAX has a different thread design that enables the implant to bite into the softer bone and hold. It’s ideal for a patient whose bone density is lacking.
What type surgery is involved?
A single, minimally invasive surgery is needed for the insertion of the MDI mini implants. They have then put into immediate biting or “loading” function thanks to their “self-tapping” design, thereby anchoring a fixed bridge system. As a result, it is often possible to provide complete mini implant services in a single office visit.
Mini dental implants clearly represent an enormous breakthrough for the dental implant specialty as the most patient-friendly, cost-effective, proven implant system available today.
Can There Be Any Complications For medically Compromised Patients?
During the consultation phase, the doctor will note the medical conditions and will adjust the treatment approach accordingly. There are no absolute contraindications to zygomatic implants.
Do I have to get hospitalized for the procedure?
Hospitalization is the exception and not the rule. 95% of patients can be managed under local anesthesia in the dental clinic itself. Anxious patients are helped with nitrous oxide sedation or intravenous sedation techniques. Few patients, especially those requiring extensive bone grafting, will require general anesthesia. If you can tolerate a tooth extraction, you can cope with implantation.
Will I have pain and discomfort?
Pain and discomfort will be within tolerable limits. You will be given adequate medication after the procedure. In most cases a minor OTC analgesic is sufficient.
How do I care for post implant treatment?
Your overall health may affect the success rate of dental implants. Poor oral hygiene is a big reason why some implants fail. It is important to floss and brush around the implants at least twice a day, without metal objects. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your new implants. Additional cleanings of up to four times per year may be necessary to ensure that you retain healthy gums.
Can anyone receive dental implants?
You must be in good health and have the proper bone structure and healthy gums for the implant to stay in place. People who are unable to wear dentures may also be good candidates. A dental implant can be had for comfort, confidence, and aesthetics.
If you have teeth clenching or a grinding habit (bruxism), if your oral hygiene is poor, if you smoke heavily or if you have had radiation therapy to the jaw region the success rate for implants decreases.
People with well-controlled diabetes, blood pressure or other general medical conditions can have implants.
Does implant treatment take a very long time?
With proper planning and expertise, the implant treatment can be completed on the same day. The fixing of the tooth can also be done immediately.
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