“Graftless solution for fixed teeth in upper jaw”
DO YOU HAVE INSUFFICIENT BONE VOLUME FOR YOUR IMPLANTS? The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to the sinus. If you’ve lost bone in that area due to reasons such as periodontal disease or tooth loss, you may be left without enough bone to place implants. Sinus augmentation can correct this problem whereas Zygomatic implants can divert it.
The development of the Zygomatic implant presents a unique alternative for total rehabilitation of the severely resorbed maxilla (upper jaw), with only one surgical procedure and without the need for grafting. This long implant is anchored in the upper jawbone and in the very dense zygoma bone. A temporary prosthesis can be fixed immediately after placing the implant and until the final restoration, once the aesthetic criteria have been met and your expectations have been fulfilled. The main advantages ofzygomatic implants over sinus lift procedures are the shorter duration of the treatment and the success rate, which is 100% after 5 years, according to scientific studies. If you are a patient dissatisfied with your upper removable prosthesis, you should consider this option, because zygomatic implants will give you the opportunity to recover the biomechanics of your original denture. 4 conventional implants and 2 zygomatic implants can be placed to give a fixed prosthesis.
People who have a high degree of bone atrophy there are Zygoma Implants /Zygomatic implants. Bone Atrophy is the condition when jaws are without the necessary height and/or width to support dental implants. Bone loss which is common in people who have been wearing a dental prosthesis for many years causes Bone Atrophy or it is also known to affect because of severe periodontal disease. A bone graft was the only solution before the use of zygomatic implants.
Zygomatic Implant procedure was developed in Sweden and is an advanced technique. For patients with severe bone atrophy, It constitutes an alternative treatment thus avoiding the use of bone grafts from other parts of the body.
As they are attached to the body of the zygomatic bone Zygoma implants differs from conventional implants. They are also different in characteristics, such as size, diameter and specific angulations.
For treating people who have lost teeth the use of this technique is an excellent alternative and also for who have limited bone mass in the maxillary region. It represents a new hope for treatment for patients, and enables the attachment of an upper fixed prosthesis. Consequently it, substitutes removable total prostheses on the same day of the surgery.
Bone grafts were taken from chin, hip, tibia, or even the cranium before the invention of zygomatic implants. They often had unpredictable results with multiple complications and low success rates. a very long treatment time(from 6 months to one year) also taken is Bone graft procedure.
Longer than normal implants ihese zygomatic implants are anchored to the inside of the zygomatic bone (cheek bone). The zygoma tolerates the forces of chewing when the zygomatic implants are connected to a fixed dental prosthetic. It is thus a good quality bone with sufficient volume in all patients.
An expert team of maxillofacial and dental surgeons performs this zygomatic implants procedure.
Zygomatic implants are placed under general anesthesia in one surgical procedure.
An examination and comprehensive oral study is completed at least 1 day before surgery, it includes cast models, X-Rays, and photos.
The fixed teeth are placed the day after the surgery and the patient is able to easily bite into an apple.
It is very important to maintain proper oral hygiene even after having zygomatic implants procedure. Most patients also do routine cleaning around the implants and bridge Along with brushing. It is always advisable to make half yearly visits to your dentist for a thorough dental cleaning.