Zygomatic implants are dental implants that are anchored to the zygomatic bone (cheekbone) instead of the maxilla (upper jaw bone).
Zygomatic implants are done in case you have atrophy (degeneration) in the posterior jaw bone. If you do not have problems in your anterior jaw bone, conventional implants will be placed there.
The procedure includes the following steps:
You will have a detailed consultation with your dentist before the treatment. This will include imaging tests and a physical examination of your mouth, in order to determine the best possible treatment plan for you.
The zygomatic bone is denser than the maxillary bone. This allows for more robust anchorage and therefore, a prosthesis can be placed during the time of the surgery. Unlike with conventional dental implants, you will not have to wait for your gums to heal. This means the treatment duration is shorter.
Additionally, as the technique is not very invasive the recovery is shorter and more comfortable.
As with any treatment, aftercare is an integral part of your recovery and your results. Make sure to maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular check-up appointments with your dentist.