Many patients struggling with bone loss in the upper jaw following tooth loss, often give up thinking about dental implants. However, thanks to advances in implant dentistry, patients with missing teeth and bone tissue in the upper jaw can have a special type of dental implants called zygomatic implants.
Zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley are available a several practices in the area, including PDC Dental Implants. This innovative implant treatment allows patients to have dental implants even if they have extensive bone loss in the upper jaw.
What are zygomatic implants and how do they work?
Zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley do not require implants to be anchored into the jawbone. The implants are specially designed to replace missing teeth in the upper jaw and are much longer than traditional dental implants. A dentist will carefully place them into the upper jaw during a surgical procedure. The upper jaw is connected to the zygoma, the bony arch of the cheek, and this is what the implants are secured into. This bone is dense and makes for a stable and sturdy foundation for zygomatic dental implants.
Once the dental implants are in place, replacement teeth can be attached on top. The recovery time for zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley is different for each patient, ranging from a few weeks to several months.
How do zygomatic implants compare to other implant treatments?
Depending on each patient’s needs, zygomatic implants may be a better option than traditional dental implants. For one, zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley do not require bone grafts in order to be stabilised. Patients with deteriorated jawbones may not be eligible for regular dental implants, but they may still be eligible for zygomatic implants.Zygomatic implants allow people who would normally require extra preparatory work to undergo implant treatment more promptly.
From restoring their oral function to improving their smile, zygomatic implants are ideal for candidates with tooth and bone loss in the upper jaw.
Patients with missing teeth in their upper jaw should consult an implant dentist to find out definitively if zygomatic dental implants could work for them.