Zygoma implants are for patients with advanced bone loss in their upper jaw and can’t receive traditional implants or advanced bone grafting procedures. During surgery, two zygoma implants (a long screw-like implant—around 30-55 mm in length), are anchored in the upper jawbone, near the zygoma (cheek) bone, as well as two to four traditional implants. A temporary prosthesis will be attached the same day as the implants are placed, and stays inserted while the mouth heals and the implants integrate within the jaw. After the healing process completes, the permanent prosthesis is created and added.
When told you can’t have implants, start smiling’s expertise with zygomatic implants allows us to say yes you can!
Immediate Tooth Replacement
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Before & After Photos of Immediate Tooth Replacement
During surgery your implant is placed and the temporary tooth is attached so patients never are without teeth! The temporary tooth is made from acrylic and is custom made to have the shape and color of your teeth, and looks and feels like real teeth. The temporary tooth stays implanted through the healing process for 3 months when the bone grows around the implants and your gum tissue is sculpted to support the final look of your replacement tooth! In most cases patients return to daily activities quickly.
The Benefits of Immediate Tooth Replacement:
- Patients are never without teeth
- Requires only one surgery/li>
- Shorter treatment time
- Helps maintain gum tissue shape and volume
- Speaking and eating are naturally easier throughout your healing phase (patients do not have to wear unstable temporary dentures or removable devices)
Service areas include: Chicago, Northfield, Lombard, Lemont, Oak Park, Orland Park, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Cicero & Bolingbrook, Illinois.
Dr. Petrungaro is worth the short drive and has many patients from Wheaton, Naperville, Schaumburg, Aurora, Arlington Heights, Evanston & Highland Park, Illinois.