Empty gaps where teeth used to be can make men and women shy about their smile, and more than that, they can disrupt day to day activities like talking and eating. There are various dental implants that can replace lost teeth, but men and women with decreased bone mass in the upper jaw are left out these solutions because these implants require the upper jaw for proper support.
This is why Dr. Sohl Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry offers Zygoma Implants, dental implants which anchor themselves to the cheekbone instead of the upper jaw. If loss of bone mass in your upper jaw has been keeping you from getting implants for missing teeth, contact us in Stuart and make the first step towards discovering Zygoma Implants.
We hope that we can restore confidence to your smile.
What Are the Benefits of Zygoma Implants Over Traditional Ones?
Zygoma Implants can be undergone by those with bone loss to the upper jaw, in addition to that, they don’t require the bone grafts that more traditional implants require. The bone grafts that these traditional methods require can take up to a half year to completely heal. Some options like dentures can lead to sore spots in the mouth that can be a painful obstruction to eating. Zygoma Implants can work quicker than most traditional methods without incurring painful side effects.
What is Getting a Zygoma Implant Like?
The key difference between getting a Zygomatic implant as opposed to a more traditional one is that the traditional one will be attached to the upper jaw while a Zygomatic Implant will be anchored to the zygomatic bone, commonly known as the cheek bone. In order to anchor the implant to the bone, a dental drill will be used to get through the alveolar crest, where the teeth sockets are located.
The distance between the alveolar crest and the zygomatic bone is long, so an anesthetic will be administered to help with the discomfort. The procedure may take a single session of only a few hours in order to be completed. This is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you should be able to return home after its completion.
It will take months for the Zygoma Implants to fully stabilize inside your mouth but when they do, they’ll remain for years.
Who is this Treatment Meant For? Is It A Good Option For Me?
This treatment is meant for patients who have lost bone mass in their upper jaw and are unable to get traditional implants, it can also work even if you’re applicable for more traditional implants. A consultation involving the discussion of your current health and medical history will be required to determine your individual candidacy. If the practitioner providing your consultation finds something that makes Zygomatic Implants less than ideal for you, they will discuss alternatives.
If loss of bone mass to your upper jaw has been keeping you from more traditional implants, contact us in Stuart and see if Zygomatic Implants have been the solution you’ve been searching for.