Dental health is very crucial in our daily lives. In some cases, however, most patients need dental implants but lack enough bone for anchorage, therefore requiring critical procedures. Zygomatic implants provide solutions to these patients. Zygoma is a bony arch located on the cheek. It is formed by the joining of the zygomatic and temporal bones. Zygomatic implants are longer as compared to old-style implants. They are anchored in the upper part of the jaw close to the dense zygoma bone. According to Dr. Paul Petrungaro zygoma implants are safer than the traditional one. These implants have several advantages including;
Instant Loading After Surgery
Zygomatic implants are equipped to allow immediate loading. That means patients with severe bone loss can have the implants fitted immediately rather than wait for nine-month as in the case of grafting. Not only do patients benefit but also the clinician. The patients will not suffer stress on tissues previously operated because the implants rather than the tissues support the prosthesis. Moreover, this improves patients’ esteem since the prosthesis is fixed and will not move while talking or eating.
Dentists also benefit; in that, the loaded prosthesis is tested at stage II, and if it does not move, then the procedures will be completed successfully. Another advantage of instant loading is, patients will have less frequent medical care. The zygomatic cells are less prone to bleeding or tear. However, patients need to follow all aftercare instructions provided by the clinician for patients to have a successive procedure.
New implants such as NobelZygoma 0 and NobelZygoma 45 are well designed to be anchored by zygomatic bone to provide the best option to treat maxillary resorption. Implants are designed to interact with soft tissues safely and also outside the tissue cavity. Straight implants offer flexibility because they support the bone structure.
The design provides three significant benefits;
- They provide high primary stability so that loading will be done immediately.
- The bottom part of the implant easily interacts with soft tissues without damage.
- The essential feature is, varying angulations gives experts more flexibility for prosthetic procedures.
More Patients Are Treated Better
The procedure is mostly used for patients with severely resorbed maxilla. An alternative to the process is invasive grafting of the jaw to determine the intensity of bone damage and identify enough bone for conventional implants. Zygomatic implants do not follow this procedure, and this shortens time taken for treatment. Grafting takes about nine months, within which more patients could have been treated. Moreover, the quality of life for patients improves significantly after the process. Before the procedure, most patients are orally handicapped, but after, life goes to normal to most if not all patients.
Dr. Paul Petrungaro is a qualified dental surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He is famous in the field of implantology and also well known to treat patients with failing implants and even new zygomatic implants. Zygomatic implants should only be performed by experts with the experience to prevent damage on the cheekbone.