Are Zygomatic Implants Permanent?

Zygomatic implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss and extensive bone atrophy in the upper jaw. If you are missing multiple teeth in your upper jaw or currently have dentures, Zygomatic implants can give you a beautiful smile along with dependable, long-term results.

These implants can be safely used in patients with extreme periodontal disease and those who have extensive bone loss caused by missing teeth. Unlike traditional dental implants that are secured in healthy jaw bone tissue, zygomatic implants are anchored in the cheekbone, which is denser.

Zygomatic implants are a long-term solution

With proper care and cleaning, zygomatic implants can last for decades. Clinical studies indicate a success rate of more than 96 percent after 12 years. This is comparable to the lifespan of conventional dental implants. Good oral hygiene and regular check-ups by your dental implant specialist are the keys to long-term success.

Who are good candidates for zygomatic dental implants?

Zygomatic implants are typically a great treatment option for patients who lack sufficient bone tissue in the upper jaw to support regular dental implants. These patients are often rejected for traditional implant surgery due to resorption of the alveolar (jaw) bone.

Ideal candidates are those who want a fast and permanent solution for missing teeth and atrophy of the upper jaw – without undergoing bone grafting procedures.

How are zygomatic implants anchored?

A zygomatic implant – named for the cheek bone which anchors it – is much longer than a traditional dental implant. Because the zygomatic arch is solid and dense, it provides the perfect foundation for securing replacement teeth. One of the primary benefits of zygomatic implants is that the treatment does not require a sinus lift or bone graft. This means patients have a faster recovery period and shorter waiting time for their new smile.

The implants are anchored to the zygomatic bone with a conical threaded segment. Placed at an angle, the implants allow a dental bridge to be loaded onto the prosthetic during the procedure. This immediate implant placement allows patients to improve their confidence and appearance in just one surgical procedure.

Patients who come to Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry for zygomatic implants are able to leave our office with a beautiful and fully functional set of teeth that will last for years to come.

What is the implant procedure like?

Our office uses 3D scans to develop a personalized treatment plan for your smile restoration. During surgery, which lasts from 40 to 60 minutes, we make a small incision in the gum tissue to allow insertion of the implants. Any tooth extractions that are necessary can be performed prior to implant placement. Once the zygomatic implants are in place, a bridge is attached, meaning no time without teeth. To ensure patient comfort, the entire procedure is performed under IV sedation.

No need for invasive bone grafting

The innovative design of zygomatic implants can help patients transform their smiles without a costly and invasive bone graft procedure, which usually requires 9-12 months of healing. This implant procedure involves just one stage, where a bridge of natural-looking teeth are affixed to the implants.

Key advantages of zygomatic implants

Zygomatic implants are ideal for individuals who want a full arch of new teeth without multiple surgeries or a long waiting period. A permanent prosthetic bridge can help patients resume social interactions with confidence while enjoying better functionality in terms of eating and speaking. Other advantages include:

  • High success rates
  • Only one procedure is required
  • Excellent alternative to removable dentures
  • Permanent tooth replacement for patients with bone atrophy
  • Improved self-esteem
  • The confidence to eat whatever you want
  • Same-day results
  • Fast healing
  • Full oral function restored
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Less invasive than bone grafting and augmentation
  • Low maintenance

Zygomatic implants in Long Island, NY

Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer this life-changing procedure to those who are unable to have traditional implants. First introduced in 1988, zygomatic implants are a safe and reliable option for achieving natural-looking replacement teeth.

Patients from all over Long Island choose Dr. Nick Augenbaum and Dr. Elliot Koschitzki for their implant procedure. Both have extensive training and experience placing zygomatic implants in eligible patients with predictable, successful results. To schedule a consultation with an implant dental surgeon and see if Zygomatic implants are right for you, contact our office today!

Call 631-423-6563 to reach our Huntington location and 631-744-5700 to reach our Rocky Point office.

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