The zygomatic implants are dental implants with an anchoring distant in respect with the ridge zone where the teeth get out. They are anchored to the cheekbone, that is not subjected to the bone reabsortion provoked by the disuse atrophy when there is a lack of teeth during a long period of time, or the bone loss in relation with the periodontal disease. Therefore, the zygomatic implants can be used even if there is very little amount of bone, being whichever the cause of this disappearance.
There are two modalities techniques using zygomatic implants:
- Zygomatic implants in combination with other conventional implants
- Zygomatic implants as the only way to anchor the dental prosthesis
Combination with other conventional implants
In this option, we place the zygomatic implants with conventional ones, in front and behins in the areas where there’s bone available. This way we have enough anchors to be able to do the implant-supported dental prosthesis.
The only way of anchoring of the dental prosthesis
In this technique we normally place two zygomatic implants in each malar bone, in a way that we’ll have a zygomatic anchorage Quad (Quad zygoma). This option allows us to do an immediate charge of the implants, in a way that in less than 24h the patient will be able to enjoy its new fixed prosthesis over implants.
The zygomatic implants are placed with a local anesthesia and intravenous sedation in our operating room prepared for this type of surgery. Previously we do a precise plannification of the surgery with a scanner and a dental implant treatment plannification program, that allows us to do the surgery with great precision and in a very simple way.
The postoperative is not more than a few days of edema in the area of the cheekbone. It is not painful and allows a quick recuperation. If you have very little bone or they’ve told you that implant cannot be placed in your mouth, come to see us. We have your sollution and we’ll make you a personalized budget.