Zygomatic Dental Implants in Scottsdale
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement solutions for their ability to look, feel, and function just like your natural tooth. But what happens for patients who have suffered from severe bone loss?
They're likely told that they don’t have enough bone structure to support dental implants properly, and they give up hope of restoring their smile. However, zygomatic dental implants in Scottsdale provide solutions for patients with even the most severe bone loss by utilizing the cheekbone instead of the jawbone. Better yet, there is no bone grafting procedure required.
Procedure for Zygomatic Dental Implants in Scottsdale
Instead of being anchored in the jawbone like a traditional dental implant in Scottsdale, a zygomatic implant uses the cheekbone, known as the “zygoma” for support. Zygomatic dental implants have extra length so they can reach the zygomatic bone.
Typically, one or two zygomatic implants are placed on each side of the jaw, with traditional dental implants to replace the front teeth in between the zygomatic implants. This approach combines the strength of conventional implants at the front of the jaw for additional support.
The Benefits of Zygomatic Dental Implants
The placement of zygomatic dental implants is a safe and reliable procedure. It also eliminates the need for bone grafting, which can add additional time for healing to the procedure. Your Scottsdale dentist may be able to add a fixed bridge on the same day of the procedure, so the patient doesn’t have to endure any more time without functioning teeth and a beautiful smile. Zygomatic dental implants also eliminate the need for the use of dentures. The procedure can typically be completed the same day as extractions for results in a timelier manner.
This procedure is not as common because of the advanced training and high level of experience it requires. Because he has completed advanced surgical training, Dr. Rajan Sheth has the skills and expertise to offer zygomatic dental implant procedures to our patients at Scottsdale Dental Solutions.
Contact Our Scottsdale, AZ Dentist Office to Get Started!
If you’ve suffered severe bone loss due to gum disease or denture wear, Dr. Sheth would love the opportunity to talk with you about your options for a more stable tooth replacement with zygomatic dental implants in Scottsdale.
He will perform a thorough examination, including 3-D imaging, to evaluate your bone and sinuses. He will discuss your options with you and review the benefits and risks of the procedure, as there are always risks associated with surgical procedures.
If you decide to move forward with zygomatic dental implants, you’ll be able to complete your procedure in the comfort of our Scottsdale dental office with Dr. Sheth and the dental team you trust. Contact Scottsdale Dental Solutions today for more information about zygomatic dental implants.