Have you been told you cannot get dental implants due to severe bone loss? That is no longer the case! Now with Zygomatic Dental Implants at the Greater Washington Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center, you will smile again even after severe bone loss! Here is how zygomatic dental implants avoid the issues other dental implants do to restore your teeth and give you a great smile!
How Zygomatic Dental Implants Work
Zygomatic dental implants are different from normal dental implants because of how they are placed. Normal dental implants are usually set by drilling into your jawbone and inserting a metal post into the jawline. This helps hold the crown in place and lasts for a long time. The problem for someone with bone loss is the post cannot successfully be placed when the jawline has a decade, making these implants unsuccessful.
Zygomatic dental implants fix this by being placed further up in the maxilla, or your upper jawbone. This is where they get their name “zygomatic” as they are placed in the zygomatic bone which is a stable bone that is never impacted by oral bone decay. This makes it so they do not fall out like traditional dental implants as they have a stable bone to be anchored to.
This form of dental implant is effective at replacing the upper arch of teeth where other dental implant options fail. Zygomatic dental implants provide an easier alternative to having bone grafting done whilst also being a long-lasting and dependable teeth replacement.
The Process For Getting Zygomatic Dental Implants
These dental implants are much like the process for other dental implants. But instead of determining you have enough bone for traditional dental implants, you will discover you have bone loss. Dr. Haron of Dr. Fakhar will then lay out the options you have available with one of those being zygomatic dental implants.
Then we plan for a procedure. Once the day comes, it is a similar process to traditional dental implants. You are given a form of sedation to ease you through the procedure whilst we make tiny holes into the zygomatic bone. Then, you will have a brand new set of teeth ready to be shared with the world!
Are You Looking To Get A Zygomatic Dental Implant?
If you are someone who struggles with bone loss but has been searching for an easy alternative to bone grafting for dental implants, we are that solution! We are always excited to help new clients reach their smile dreams through zygomatic dental implants.
If you are considering this option or want to talk about any others you have heard of, consider scheduling a consultation to meet with our doctors. You may give us a call at (540) 225-2259 for our Fredricksburg office where we will help schedule you at your earliest convenience.