Zygomatic implant, which is one of the applications used for patients with tooth loss, is surgically placed on the zygoma (cheekbone) bone, unlike traditional root-form implant applications. It can reach 30-55 millimeters in length and is longer than other dental implant types.
In order for the zygomatic implant to be applied, the patient's upper jaw must not have been implanted before. If the zygomatic implant is to be placed between the posterior teeth in the upper jaw, it may be a more difficult application than the lower jaw.
It can be preferred for patients whose upper jawbone does not have sufficient strength, whose upper jawbone is severely damaged or who has lysis in this bone. Before zygomatic implant application, these patients may need to complete treatment processes such as bone grafting (bone augmentation) or sinus lift. The zygomatic implant can offer a quick solution to these exhausting lost tooth treatments.
Who is the zygomatic implant suitable for?
- It may be suitable for patients who have been using prostheses for a long time.
- It may be suitable for patients who are severely damaged for reasons such as upper jawbone infection or trauma etc. or who have melting in the upper jawbone.
- It may be suitable for patients who have damaged gingival tissue or have different gingival problems.
- It may be suitable for patients who have experienced tooth loss at an early age.
- It may be suitable for patients who cannot benefit from standard dental implant application when the jawbone is not strong enough.
- It may be suitable for cleft palate patients who experience tooth loss.
How is the zygomatic implant treatment process like?
- The zygomatic implant treatment process begins with a volumetric dental tomography to examine the structure and current condition of the patient's jawbone.
- With volumetric dental tomography, the positions of the cheekbone and upper jawbone are determined.
- The plan made by the doctor is presented to the patient, the prepared prostheses are shown to the patient.
- With the patient's approval, the implants begin to be prepared.
- Zygomatic implant application is applied to the patient under general anesthesia by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
- The process takes approximately 2 hours.
After the application, the patient should be sensitive and careful about dental care. It is of great importance for the patient to follow the recommendations given by the dentist in order to use their teeth without encountering problems again.
What are the advantages of zygomatic implant application?
- Those who experience meltdown in the upper jawbone or trauma etc. Patients whose upper jaw bone is damaged for reasons may not have to have bone grafting (bone augmentation) application for dental implant procedure.
- In cases where traditional dental implant applications are not possible, the zygomatic implant may offer a solution.
- Patients can get their teeth on the day of the zygomatic implant application. He may not have to use dentures.
- It can offer a solution to the tooth loss of cleft lip/cleft palate patients.
- The zygomatic implant can support more teeth than standard implant applications.
- The zygomatic implant can be used to treat unsuccessful standard implant applications.