Graftless Dental Implants in Long Island / New York / New Jersey Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry
Have you been told you don’t have enough bone volume for dental implants?
Then Zygomatic implants might be for you! Read on to learn how our highly skilled dental implants providers can help you achieve beautiful teeth without a bone graft.
Traditionally, if you did not have sufficient bone mass in your jaws, the only option was bone graft surgery to regenerate and/or rebuild enough bone mass to create a sufficient foundation for traditional dental implants.
Now there are revolutionary dental implant techniques that eliminate the need for bone grafting altogether. Zygomatic Implants are a graftless dental implant technique where the implant is directly embedded in your cheekbones (medically referred to as Zygoma), where there is enough bone support for the implants. This revolutionary approach is on par with other advanced techniques like Teeth in an Hour™. With zygomatic implants, your healing time is much faster and your total treatment time is minimal, as the implant placement is Computer Guided, so all of the planning is done before you get into the chair.
Typically, dental implant placement is the most difficult in the upper back region of the palate (top molars). Bone loss occurs more rapidly here when teeth are missing, and the presence of the sinus cavities creates yet another obstacle. In the past, in addition to bone grafting, a patient might have to have a sinus lift procedure as well, prior to getting his implants. The development of the Zygoma implant presents a unique alternative for patients who wish to avoid bone grafting, sinus lifts and still get dental implants, as the implants can be placed in areas with only one surgical procedure and eliminates the need for grafting
The process uses a specially extended dental implant (up to 55 mm instead ofthe usual 10mm or 15 mm for normal dental implants) that can be screwed into the cheekbone instead of the jaw bone, which benefits those who don’t have enough jaw bone to sustain regular implants.
What’s more, the zygomatic implants can be placed without surgery. Instead, the patient first undergoes a 3D CT scan of the jaw that makes it possible to guide the implant into the jaw non-invasively.
After the long zygomatic implants are anchored on the upper jaw and inside the zigomatic bone, a provisional prosthesis can be fixed immediately after placing dental implants, until complete restoration is achieved.
The biggest advantages of zygomatic implants over sinus lift procedures are: a) the duration of treatment and b) the success rate, which, according to studies is of 100% after 5 years.
If you are not satisfied with your removable upper prosthesis, it is worth to consider zygomatic implants as an option, because zygomatic dental implants will give you the chance to recover the biomechanics of your original denture.
|Advantages to zygoma prosthetic rehabilitation||Disadvantages to zygoma prosthetic rehabilitation|
|Avoid Sinus Augmentation/Lift (bone grafting)||Prosthesis will extend to palatal space|
|Acrylic bridge that can be fabricated and functioning within just a few hours after surgery||Must have clinically symptom free and pathology free maxillary sinuses|
|Shorter treatment time vs. sinus grafting and posterior (back) implants||Technique sensitive surgical procedure to place and restore prosthesis|
Schedule Your Graftless Dental Implants Consultation Today
If you have been told that you do not have enough jaw bone for a successful dental implant placement, schedule a personal consultation with one of our Zygomatic implants providers by calling us or clicking here. As highly trained dental implants surgeons and periodontists New Jersey patients turn to for comprehensive treatments, our dentists will help you realize your dreams of a healthy, attractive smile.