What are zygomatic implants?
Zygomatic implants are those that are placed in the cheek bone in patients who suffer from atrophy of the maxillary bone, that is to say, a severe loss of the maxillary bone. They allow good results in terms of function and aesthetics.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure consists of two parts; in the first part a provisional dental prosthesis is placed and, in the second part, the definitive prosthesis is placed. The technique is developed in such a way that the implant is inserted in the zygoma or cheekbone, without the need for bone grafts and always carried out by a specialist in dentistry. Recovery takes between 24 and 48 hours.
Zygomatic implants are ideal for patients with absent maxillary bone.
What type of patients are they indicated for?
It is an appropriate procedure for those patients who suffer partial or total loss of jaw bone, who have lost teeth at an early age or who have worn dentures for a long period of time and this has affected their facial bone structure. In addition, it is also indicated for those patients who have previously suffered from periodontal disease.
Results of zygomatic implants
With these fixed implants, both chewing ability and facial esthetics that are lost with missing teeth or jawbone are restored. The process is faster because it does not require osseointegration of the affected area or hospitalization.
On the other hand, the post-operative period is much more favorable for the patient because the discomfort he/she will feel after the operation will be minimal, and he/she will be able to lead a completely normal daily life. Its success is also greater because the prosthesis that is placed is fixed and is not affected by tooth loss or periodontal disease.