Zygomatic Dental Implants
Restore Your Smile Without Supplemental Procedures
One of the leading causes of jawbone deterioration is missing teeth. If a weakened jawbone is preventing you from receiving dental implants, our expert restorative dentist Dr. Chaudhry can help. Traditionally, patients would need to undergo a supplemental procedure to restore their jawbone density before the placement of dental implants.
At Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery & Implant Center, we’re proud to offer zygomatic dental implants. With these specialized implants, you can skip the bone grafting procedure, and our dentist can restore your smile in just one appointment.
Read on to learn more about zygomatic dental implants and if they’re the smile restoration solution you’ve been waiting for.
What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants?
Zygomatic implants are similar to traditional implant fixtures, but feature a much longer post. This extra length extends to the zygomatic bone in your upper jaw, securing your restoration without the need for a bone graft. Best of all, with zygomatic implants placements, you’ll be able to leave your first appointment with a fully functional smile.
Though the restorations we attach at your first appointment are only temporary, the zygomatic implant technique provides you with permanent replacement teeth up to three times faster than with traditional dental implants.
Benefits of Zygomatic Dental Implants
Due to their unique design, zygomatic implants offer a variety of benefits, such as:
- Immediate Function: Thanks to their streamlined process, you’ll leave your first zygomatic implant appointment with a natural-looking, fully functional set of temporary teeth.
- No Bone Grafting: As a result of their specialized design, zygomatic implants don’t require patients to undergo a bone grafting procedure, meaning patients who suffer from jawbone deterioration immediately qualify for zygomatic implants.
- Faster Treatment: The total treatment time for zygomatic dental implants is about three months, as opposed to six to nine months with traditional implants.
- Flexible Treatment: With a range of different implant lengths and abutments available, zygomatic dental implants allow for greater flexibility when choosing your prosthetic tooth.
- High Success Rate: Many patients ask about the zygomatic implants success rate, and they’re surprised to learn that zygomatic implants have a survival rate of 95 percent after ten years.
The Zygomatic Dental Implants Process
Zygomatic dental implants are intended to replace teeth in the upper jaw. They’re most often used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, severely damaged or decayed teeth, or teeth that have become extremely loose due to severe gum disease.
These specialized implants are placed into the zygomatic bone, more commonly known as the cheekbone, which is where they get their name. The zygomatic bone is much denser than the jawbone, and provides a solid anchor point for the implant.
When zygomatic implants are placed, they’re strategically angled in the zygomatic bone. The dense composition of this bone, along with the way it’s placed, allows a dental prosthetic to immediately be loaded onto the dental implants during surgery. This means that you won’t have to go without teeth while the implants heal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are zygomatic dental implants painful?
Receiving zygomatic implants is a virtually painless experience. Our dentist will administer a local anesthetic before your procedure to ensure you don’t feel any pain. We also offer dental sedation for patients with dental anxiety or a heightened resistance to anesthesia. A member of our team will monitor you during your appointment to make sure you’re at ease.
It’s normal to experience mild soreness once the numbness fades, but any pain should subside after a few days. In the meantime, you can use cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate any discomfort. Explore our dental implant aftercare guide to learn more.
How much do zygomatic dental implants cost?
The cost of zygomatic implants depends on the details of your personalized treatment plan. Dr. Chaudhry will provide you with a cost estimate of your procedure at your initial consultation. We also recommend that you contact your dental insurance provider to learn more about your plan’s coverage.
We’re proud to provide affordable zygomatic dental implants to patients in Lehigh Valley and beyond. Our office accepts various financing options, including several PPOs and third-party companies like CareCredit and LendingClub.
How long do zygomatic dental implants last?
Similar to traditional dental implants, zygomatic implants are permanent solutions to tooth loss. However, your prosthetic tooth may need to be replaced after about 15 years. You can get the most out of your restoration by practicing good oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing.
Our dentists also encourage patients to schedule biannual dental appointments for regular dental exams and cleanings. Attending a dental visit every six months helps support your oral health and dental restorations.
Your Journey to a New Smile Starts Here
At Lehigh Valley Oral surgery and Implant Center, we believe that every patient deserves a healthy, functional smile they can take pride in. Zygomatic implants may be the ideal solution for you if you’ve suffered from bone loss as a result of missing teeth. This specialized dental implant treatment has helped countless patients restore their smiles and confidence.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chaudhry, contact our Lehigh Valley office today at (484) 821-1357. You can also book a consultation online by filling out our convenient contact form. Thanks to our two convenient locations, we serve patients from Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Allentown, and Easton, PA.