For People With Severe Mouth Bone Loss, There Is Hope
A crucial aspect of all implant successes is the accessibility of sufficient bone to secure implants and sustain osseointegration. Osseointegration is where the implant fuses with the bone of the jaw. Years ago, those who suffered from extensive mouth bone loss often had to deal with surgical bone grafting or may even be deemed unfit for dental implants, which meant their only option was ill-fitting dental plates.
Today, however, regardless of extensive mouth or jaw bone loss, people in need of dental implants will find the latest technologies and methods at their disposal at the Advanced Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. Among these are bone grafting and regeneration. But in the case of severe mouth bone loss, the Zygomatic procedure may be the best option.
The Zygomatic Procedure for Mouth Bone Loss
With Zygomatic dental implants, Dr. Spiro Karras has the distinct expertise to treat complex dental situations, securing implants from mouth to cheekbone (zygoma). While typical implants range from ten to fifteen 15 mm, the zygomatic implant can be as much as 50 mm long, which allows the extension required to span the distance needed by the replacement teeth in order to fit into the oral cavity. The cheek area has ample bone tissue to assure the implant’s fusion to bone. And that means any need for bone grafting or sinus augmentation before any implant placements is eradicated, even in cases of severe mouth bone loss.
The Zygomatic procedure is a highly advanced and valuable approach for any dental patient in need of any implants toward the back of the upper jaw, which is done for vitally needed support of teeth, as bone deterioration progresses in that area far more rapidly than in other oral areas. Because of this, cheekbones offer a supreme alternative site for implants that need to secure artificial arches of teeth and provide back of the oral cavity stability to implant bridges or dentures.
A provisional synthetic crown or arch can, on occasion, be fitted on the same day as the implant’s insertion. In four to six months, once implants and bone have fused properly, a permanent asset of teeth can be positioned. Hence, severe mouth bone loss is no longer the obstruction to having the superior feel and quality of dental implants that it once was.
When fitting Zygomatic implants, your specialist at the Advanced Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants will first plot your surgical procedure with a CT scan of the jaw, and then incorporate 3D software to steer the actual placement procedure.
Are you in need of dental implants but think your mouth or jaw bone loss is too severe to allow them? You may very well be a good candidate for zygomatic dental implants. call the Advanced Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants and ask us about zygomatic dental implants.