About Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic Implants – A Teeth Replacement Solution For Those With The Most Severe Form Of Bone Loss

If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for conventional dental implants or that dentures are your only option, zygomatic implants were designed with you in mind. Zygomatic implants, or rescue implants, are an alternative to traditional dental implants and bone grafting when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw.

A Bone Grafting Alternative

Patients with moderate, advanced, or even extreme resorption in the upper jaw and insufficient bone structure to support dental implants would benefit from zygomatic implants. The procedure does not involve bone grafting (or the lengthy six-month healing period), so implants can be restored immediately.

Zygomatic Implants – The Process

Dr. Amini-Salari starts with a consultation using advanced technology to gather information about your case. She then uses pre-surgical 3D planning with CBCT scans to develop a comprehensive overview and. This ensures that each implant is placed with precision and accuracy.

During surgery, she anchors long implant screws in the zygoma, a thick and solid bone near the upper jaw and sinus, also known as the cheekbone. Typically, the process requires two zygomatic implants in combination with two to four traditional implants. The traditional implants are placed in the anterior region, toward the front of the jaw, where the upper front teeth were previously located. If you have teeth that need to be extracted before zygomatic implant placement, they can be removed during this single surgery.

What are the Benefits of Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic implant surgery is safe and predictable, and a procedure performed daily by Dr. Amini-Salari. This revolutionary treatment results in patients leaving the office with a fully functional set of teeth. The benefits include:

– Immediate loading of fixed teeth
– No bone grafting
– Affordability
– Comfort through IV sedation
– Quick treatment and recovery time
– Single surgery
– No sinus lift

Who Can Place Zygomatic Implants?

The surgical skill involved in placing zygomatic implants requires extensive expertise, experience, and training. Dr. Amini-Salari is formally trained in zygomatic placement and has perfected the craft of carefully placing each implant.

Does Zygomatic Implant Surgery Hurt?

For a more comfortable experience, Dr. Amini-Salari administers particular pain and anti-inflammatory medications through intravenous sedation, to help reduce post-operative pain and swelling.  Any discomfort experienced when getting zygomatic implants is similar to regular bone grafting or dental implant procedures. Most patients are surprised by how easy their recovery is.

Dr. Amini-Salari offers life-changing zygomatic implants to those who have lost teeth in the upper jaw and cannot have traditional dental implants due to extreme jawbone deterioration. A solution for those who have been told they have the most severe form of bone loss, zygomatic implants allow patients to achieve maximum oral function and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

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