What is a Zygomatic Dental Implant?

Zygomatic dental implants are a type of implant that is used as an alternative option for dental implants in patients who have insufficient bone tissue in their upper jaw. This type of implant is placed in the zygomatic bone, which is located behind the cheekbone. Zygomatic dental implants are a good option for patients who are not candidates for traditional dental implants. This often eliminates the need for a bone graft.

Why Would Zygomatic Dental Implants be needed?

Zygomatic dental implants are needed when the patient is missing teeth in the upper jaw and the traditional methods of dental implants are not possible. Zygomatic dental implants are placed in the zygoma, or the cheekbone, and provide support for the dental prosthesis. This type of implant is also used when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw for traditional dental implants.

Zygomatic dental implants have a number of benefits. They can provide support for the dental prosthesis when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw. They can also be used to correct the positioning of the teeth and improve the aesthetic appearance of the smile. In addition, zygomatic dental implants can provide stability for the dental prosthesis and help to prevent further bone loss in the jaw.

Who is a Candidate For Zygomatic Dental Implants?

Zygomatic dental implants are appropriate for patients who have lost teeth in the upper jaw and do not have enough bone density to support traditional dental implants. In order to be a candidate for zygomatic dental implants, you must first consult with an implant dentist to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure. 

Are You Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

If you are missing teeth in the upper jaw, or if you have insufficient bone in the jaw for traditional dental implants, zygomatic dental implants may be an option for you. Zygomatic dental implants can provide support for the dental prosthesis and improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Consult with an implant dentist at one of our 8 oral surgery locations in Maryland to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Please note: This content is meant to be used as general dental knowledge and should not be taken as dental advice. If you have any concerns about your oral health, contact one of our 8 locations today and we will be happy to further assist you.


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