Technical advancements abound in the realm of zygomatic dental implants, and more patients qualify for this oral implant option. When a patient is not a good candidate to get conventional dental implants or they will have to wear dentures, zygomatic implants may be the solution. With the expertise of Dr. MacConnell, you can get zygomatic implants placed in your jaw at our offices in Bluff City or Kingsport.
Zygomatic Dental Implants and Bone Loss
Zygomatic implants are created for patients with enough bone loss that getting traditional implants is impossible. These implants have posts tilted at an angle, and they are far longer than the traditional posts used with regular dental implants.
With traditional dental implants, the post is put into the jawbone; with a zygomatic implant, the dentist places a longer implant into the patient’s cheekbone. This area is known as the zygoma, a bone that is highly dense and supports a dental implant that will last for life. This allows zygomatic implants to be used even when there is bone loss in the jaw.
Before this type of implant was available, any patient who wanted an upper-jaw implant but had bone loss would need to get a bone graft to add to the bone. This would mean about six months of healing time before getting the implant. With this technology, patients can get their dental implants without waiting for the graft to take and heal.
Replacing Teeth With Implants
If you only need one tooth or just a few teeth replaced, getting a zygomatic implant won’t be right for you. This specialized implant is perfect for patients who have a lot of bone loss in the upper jaw and who are missing all of their upper teeth. Zygomatic implants hold onto a new set of teeth. You also won’t need a sinus lift to get these implants. You can get a brand new smile without the need for traditional dentures.
For this procedure, you will be sedated and stay asleep for the duration of treatment. We always make sure you are comfortable when undergoing any dental procedure. It’s a comfortable option for getting restorations for the entire upper arch. You may need to take pain medication after the surgery, though many people only need over-the-counter pain medications.
Skilled Oral Implantology With Our Caring Team
A new set of functional teeth will allow you to look your best and use those teeth effectively. This can be a great way to be happy with your smile and have new teeth to eat healthier foods for an improvement to your overall health.
If you are interested in getting new teeth with this high-tech implant solution, you can contact us at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry to arrange an oral implant consultation.
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From the time you walk in, the office is very nice, neat and clean, you're treated with a nice, friendly staff, that makes you feel welcome. Although this was my first visit, I would definitely recommend this place to someone in need of a dentist.
The best I've had at a dental office in my 55 years on this Earth. Very attentive to what I needed, showed me my options, and help me set a plan to take care of all my needs. I recommend them to everyone who's needing this type of work done. I wish I had met them 8 years ago.
Very professional and caring about your dental health and confidence in their skills. Dr MacConnell and his staff pride themselves in educating their patients about all dental procedures and they are extremely particular in their work.