What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants?

What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants

Zygomatic dental implants, refer to a type of dental implant that is used to support a prosthetic tooth or teeth when the normal bone along the upper jaw is not sufficient to support a regular dental implant. This can be due to various reasons, such as extensive bone loss or previous trauma to the upper jaw.

Zygomatic implants are longer than regular dental implants and are placed in the cheekbone, or zygoma, instead of the jawbone. This provides a stronger and more stable foundation for the prosthetic teeth. The implants are then connected to regular dental implants in the front of the mouth, creating a secure and stable base for the prosthetic teeth.


Zygomatic implants are typically used in cases where regular dental implants cannot be placed due to insufficient bone density. They can also be used in cases where the patient does not want to undergo a bone graft, which is a surgical procedure that involves adding bone to the jaw to provide a stable base for a dental implant.

The placement of zygomatic implants is a complex surgical procedure that should only be performed by a trained and experienced oral surgeon. The surgery typically takes several hours and is performed under general anesthesia. After the surgery, the patient will need to undergo a period of healing, during which time the implants will fuse with the bone. Once this process is complete, the prosthetic teeth can be attached to the implants. Zygomatic dental implants are useful for people who cannot receive normal dental implants.


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