Zygomatic Dental ImplantsSpecialists in fixed solutions for patients suffering boneloss
What happens when you don’t replace your missing teeth?
When a gap is left by a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth have a tendency to shift because that tooth is no longer helping to keep everything in line. Ultimately, teeth may become crooked or new gaps may appear between teeth.
Another issue that may occur is super-eruption. The tooth that opposes the site of the missing tooth may start to grow out from its position because it no longer has the opposing tooth to resist it.
Boneloss is another problem if you don’t replace a missing tooth. This is called bone resorption. It can also change the way your face looks, changing its shape, and your lips may look asymmetrical and sunken.
Missing teeth can lead to boneloss of the lower & Upper jaw
We have different types of dental implants suited for patients without bone.
What are they?
Root prefabricated in titanium, which is placed on the site where there is no tooth. It is usually equal to or less than 8 mm.
Its use is subject to the patient’s anatomy when we can not place implants of regular size (10 mm or more) as resorption has ocurred. We use short dental implants instead of bone grafts.
Advantages: Its advantages include a surgical technique with low morbidity, rapid bone healing as regular sized implants. Avoids having to perform bone grafts.
What are the zygomatic implants?
They are one of the longer implants normally used in mouth (about 45-55 mm against the conventional 10 to 15 mm) and placed like conventional anchored implants but slightly above, in the bone zygomatic.
Immediate teeth and function
Shorter time-to-teeth (3 months vs. 9 months)
Less invasive compared with bone augmentation
Under anesthesia and sedation
When is it appropriate to use zygomatic implants?
- Severe bone resorption of the maxilla.
- Usually in patients who have many years without teeth.
- Patients who have undergone aggressive periodontal disease.
- In patients usually have little bone in the jaw
- To prevent other bone graft donor sites.
- When the recovery time and treatment is important.
- There are two types of treatments (although sometimes changes are made)
There are two types of treatments:
- Patient still has some bone in the front of the jaw bone: 4 implants in the anterior maxilla and 2 zygomatic implants posteriorly placed.
- A patient suffering from a totally reabsorbed maxilla 4 zygoma implants, two in previous rearmost position and 2 are placed to merge them.
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