Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth restorations, but many people with jawbone loss may not be excellent candidates for traditional dental implants. There are many causes of bone loss in the jawbone, including tooth loss, that can impact the success of dental implants. At Ora Dental Implant Studios, we offer a variety of dental implant solutions for our patients. Our dental implant specialists offer Zygomatic dental implants at our dental center in Elk Grove, CA, for those with bone loss in the jaw.
Most patients with extensive bone loss in the jaw who want dental implants must receive bone grafting before they can undergo dental implant surgery. This is an additional oral surgery and expense, which can add months to the tooth restoration process. With zygomatic dental implants, no bone grafting is required, as the jawbone is not needed to anchor these advanced options in tooth restoration.
What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants?
The zygoma is the cheekbone, and it is usually quite dense. Instead of insertion into the upper jawbone, zygomatic implants are inserted into the cheekbone. The implants are designed differently to be used with the zygoma. The post is much longer to reach the cheekbone and tilted to secure the dental implant in place. The zygomatic dental implant bonds to both the zygoma and jawbone for secure, stable tooth restoration. For many people who have been told they do not have sufficient bone density in their upper jawbone for dental implants without a bone graft, zygomatic dental implants can be an excellent solution.
Advanced zygomatic dental implants require the expertise of a dental implant specialist. Not all dentists or oral surgeons offer this advanced option in dental restorations. If you are interested in learning more about zygomatic dental implants and if they may be right for you, contact us at Ora Dental Implant Studio in Elk Grove, CA. We offer cutting-edge solutions for dental restorations to give you back a complete and beautiful smile.