Zygomatic implants: ‘boneless’ implants

Zygomatic implants: ‘boneless’ implants

Until very recently, those who suffered from bone loss in the upper jaw did not have many options to recover their smile, since dental implants need a solid base on which to be placed. This situation can occur for different reasons:

  • Prolonged edentulism (loss of teeth)
  • Long-term use of removable dentures
  • Trauma
  • Due to generalized periodontal disease

In our days, even those cases of severe bone atrophy where other solutions have been ruled out (such as bone regeneration or bone grafts) can opt for zygomatic implants to recover the function and aesthetics of their mouth.

Zygomatic implants are basically the same as conventional dental implants, and the difference lies in two main aspects:

- Their size, since they can measure from 35 to 55 mm while conventional implants measure a maximum of 18 mm.

- Their place of placement: Conventional dental implants are placed in the maxillary bone, while zygomatic dental implants are placed in the bone of the same name, which has much greater hardness and density than the maxillary bone, so there is no danger of bone resorption.

Furthermore, 4 or even 2 zygomatic implants (depending on the case) may be enough to anchor a complete prosthesis.

Zygomatic dental implants are a safe treatment, with a high success rate and that allow to ensure an aesthetic improvement to any patient, regardless of the quality and / or quantity of bone they have to place the dental implants. At the Maxillofacial Institute, and thanks to 3D planning and our minimally invasive techniques, our patients can eat and smile normally again, in just 24 hours.

Call us at +34 933933185 or write to international@institutomaxilofacial.com for more information on zygomatic implants.

 

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