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Zygomatic & Pterygoid Dental Implants

What Are Zygomatic & Pterygoid Dental Implants?

Conventional dental implants are typically placed directly into the jawbone. However, in cases where the quality and quantity of bone in the upper jaw are insufficient for the successful placement of these conventional dental implants, zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants offer a viable alternative.

These advanced dental treatments work by placing the dental implant in a different part of the skull - the cheekbone or zygoma, on either side of the upper jaw. The dense, strong structure of these bones offers ample support for zygomatic dental implants, which can immediately support restorations upon placement.

Similarly, pterygoid dental implants are placed in the pyramidal process of the maxillary bone. This part is a dense island of bone that provides excellent support for dental implants.

How Do Zygomatic & Pterygoid Dental Implants Work?

The procedure for placing zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants involves a surgical intervention, following which post-operative care is required. Once the implant is securely positioned into the skull bone, it becomes immediately stable enough to support restorations.

This procedure avoids the necessity for additional surgeries such as bone grafting or sinus lift procedures that are often needed when placing traditional dental implants. The absence of these extra surgical steps makes zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants a more attractive option for patients.

Who Are Candidates for Zygomatic & Pterygoid Dental Implants?

Ideal candidates for these advanced dental procedures include those who have experienced significant bone loss in the upper jaw due to disease, trauma or age-related factors. This category of patients may not be suitable candidates for traditional dental implants due to insufficient bone density, making zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants a revolutionary solution.

A New Era!

Zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants represent a new era in dentistry. They provide an innovative solution for patients who are not suitable candidates for traditional dental implants due to insufficient bone density or other oral health issues.

The process involves a surgical procedure but it's often completed in a day, allowing patients to leave the surgical center with new teeth. Moreover, these advanced dental solutions offer a realistic feel and functional benefits that can significantly enhance the quality of life for patients. For those seeking an effective solution to restore their smiles, zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants are definitely worth considering.

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How Can I Learn More About Zygomatic & Pterygoid Dental Implants?

If you're interested in learning more about zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Our experienced team is happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance throughout your journey.

At Armitage Oral Surgery, we believe education is key to making informed decisions about your oral health. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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What Sets Armitage Oral Surgery Apart?

At Armitage Oral Surgery, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing exceptional care and unparalleled results. Our experienced team uses the most up-to-date procedures and technologies available to bring you the best possible care.

We take the time to explain your treatment plans, inform you of your treatment options, and answer any questions you may have regarding any procedure. We believe a personalized approach sets us apart from other oral surgery practices.

How long do zygomatic implants last?

Zygomatic dental implants are made of high-quality materials, and, with proper care, they can last a lifetime. However, just like traditional dental implants, the lifespan of a zygomatic implant can vary from patient to patient, depending on factors such as oral hygiene and overall health.

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