Bone atrophy (bone loss) is a natural phenomenon that occurs after teeth are extracted. The bone continues to resorb over time if the tooth is not replaced. Bone loss can also be exacerbated by the wearing of removable dentures or partials. Therefore, patients who have worn removable dentures or partials for many years will experience bone loss at a far faster rate, and as the bone resorbs, the fit of the dentures or partials can become compromised as the underlying supportive bone structure is shrinking. Bone loss will also occur when there are still teeth present in the mouth. Gum disease and severe infection as seen in untreated periodontal disease, will also cause the destruction of the jawbone. Bone loss can also occur from previous dental implants that have failed prematurely. Zygomatic implants offer a permanent and immediate solution for those patients experiencing extreme bone loss that would otherwise require lengthy and costly grafting procedures.
Because the field of implantology does not require additional training or licensing, it is up to the patient to do their research to ensure the provider they chose has a long and proven consistent history of successful zygomatic implant placement. Because of the unique and specialized nature of zygoma implants, it is imperative for the long term success of the case that the surgeon have a long and proven consistent history of successful zygomatic implant placement and integration.
They allow patients who otherwise would not be implant candidates to receive treatment to bring them back to form and function. And best of all, because zygomatic implants are placed directly in the zygoma bone and do not require grafting, the integration time is greatly reduced meaning that your case will be done significantly faster than with traditional implants or the All on 4 system. You will be back to full form and function and eating all those foods you miss in no time!
We understand how important it is to be able to restore your dental health and your confidence with a long-term solution. That’s why we offer third-party financing options that allow you to pay for treatments and procedures for you and your family right away and then make convenient monthly payments. During your appointment, we can walk you through your options and even help, if desired, with the process.