As an experienced dental implant surgeon, I know that every patient's needs are unique. That's why I always take a personalized approach to treatment planning, and why I'm so excited about the potential of zygomatic implants for All-on-4 dental implants.
Zygomatic implants are a type of dental implant that are longer than traditional implants, and are anchored in the zygomatic bone in the cheek. This can be a great option for patients who have experienced significant bone loss in the upper jaw, and who may not be candidates for traditional implant surgery.
So when should zygomatic implants be considered for All-on-4 dental implants? Here are a few factors that may make them the right choice:
Severe bone loss: When there is significant bone loss in the upper jaw, traditional implants may not be able to achieve a stable enough foundation for full-arch restoration. Zygomatic implants can bypass this issue by anchoring in the zygomatic bone, which is often stronger and more stable than other areas of the jaw.
Thin bone: In some cases, even if there is not severe bone loss, the bone in the upper jaw may be too thin to support traditional implants. Zygomatic implants can offer a solution in these cases as well, providing a more secure and stable foundation for the replacement teeth.
Maxillary sinus issues: The maxillary sinuses are located in the upper jaw, and can sometimes cause issues for traditional implant surgery. If the sinuses are too large or positioned too low, there may not be enough space for traditional implants. Zygomatic implants can bypass this issue by anchoring in the cheekbone instead.
Of course, zygomatic implants are not right for every patient. We always conduct a thorough evaluation of each patient's oral health and anatomy to determine the best course of treatment. But for many patients, zygomatic implants represent a safe and effective solution that can offer new hope for full-arch restoration.
If you're interested in learning more about zygomatic implants and whether they might be right for you, please don't hesitate to contact our office.
As an experienced dental implant surgeon, I'm passionate about helping patients achieve their best possible oral health, and I would be honored to guide you through this process.