Over the last 30 to 40 years, dental implants have become the treatment of choice for tooth replacement. The most common type of dental implant is a cylindrical screw shape post that is inserted into the jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, the implant fuses to the bone to form a stable, root-like support for a crown, bridge or denture.
One of the main challenges for successful implant integration and ideal results is the quality and quantity of bone. This is particularly the case when placing implants in the upper jaw. When a block bone graft is otherwise deemed insufficient for successful dental implant placement, Zygomatic implant placement might be suggested as an option.
What are Zygomatic Implants?
Developed by Swedish Professor P.I . Branemark, Zygomatic implants offer a unique alternative for patients with severely resorbed upper jaws. Zygomatic implants, like traditional implants, are made of a biocompatible metal called titanium. They can be placed in one surgical procedure and don’t require a block bone graft.
What makes Zygomatic Implants Different from Traditional Implants?
Tests have shown that titanium in the body is safe. Titanium implants or screws are used in many orthopedic and prosthodontic procedures as well as other areas of restorative medical care.
In terms of how zygomaticus is used in dentistry, Zygomatic implants are longer than a traditional implant. This allows dentists to anchor the implants in the Zygomatic bone of the cheek/below the eye socket area rather than the limited bone sometimes found in the upper jaw.
Like normal implants, Zygomatic implants integrate into the bone to provide a solid root foundation for full and partial dentures as well as single crowns. The osseointegration process takes about three to six months. Once that is completed then the final restoration will be placed.
Our experienced dentists at Baystate Dental have performed successful Zygomatic implant procedures for hundreds of patients in the Springfield, Chicopee, Longmeadow, West Springfield, Westfield, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Ludlow, Northampton, Greenfield, and Wilbraham, MA area.
What do Zygomatic Implants Cost?
Similar to traditional implants, the cost for Zygomatic implants will depend on how many you’re having placed. Generally speaking, the cost of individual Zygomatic implants because they are longer and larger than normal implants is a bit more than individual normal implants.
You will be provided with an estimate showing you exactly how much the Zygomatic implant procedure, including anesthetics (usually IV sedation or general anesthetic), and the Zygomatic implants cost at the end of the consultation.
Zygomatic Implant Surgery
A Zygomatic implant procedure will allow patients who are missing most or all of their teeth to have fixed prostheses supported by dental implants. Dental implant-based restorations are as close as you can get to a natural-looking result. It is done in a straight-forward manner, requiring less overall time, minimal surgical trauma resulting in maximum aesthetics, function and comfort.
At Baystate Dental, our mission is to provide you with the best possible care and to achieve the best possible results for your specific dental needs. No matter where you’re from — Springfield, Chicopee, Longmeadow, West Springfield, Westfield, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Ludlow, Northampton, Greenfield, and Wilbraham MA — you will be able to eat and smile with confidence.
If you’ve been told you’re not a candidate for implant placement in the upper jaw due to lack of or poor quality of bone, call Baystate Dental. One of our implant dentists will be happy to consult with you, listen to your needs and provide you with treatment options including an estimate detailing the Zygomatic implant costs.
The use of a variety of dental implants, including traditional implants, tilted implants, and Zygomatic implants allows our approach to be less invasive and more comfortable for patients. This is especially true in the often-difficult-to-restore upper arch. The upper jaw has traditionally been one of the hardest areas to successfully place a dental implant due to the lack of bone quantity and quality, and the close proximity of the sinus to the jawbone.
If you’ve lost bone in that area due to periodontal disease, dental trauma, or any other reason, you may not have enough bone to support the successful placement of a traditional implant, but you may be a perfect candidate for a Zygomatic implant procedure. These implants, coupled with the placement of a Marius Bridge, deliver a finished product without compromising esthetics, speech, maintenance, or comfort.
If you’d like to learn more about Zygomatic implants and find out if you indeed would be a candidate for them, please contact Baystate Dental now. Schedule your consultation, and someone from an office convenient to you will be in touch with you about our appointment openings. We have many locations to serve you, Belchertown, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Greenfield – Suite 6, Greenfield – Suite 7, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Northampton – King St, Springfield – Harrison Ave, Springfield – Main St #212, Springfield – Main St #215, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilbraham, Massachusetts.