Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic Implants Specialist in Chicago, IL

Unfortunately, some patients do not have adequate bone levels to support a traditional implant and get turned away for treatment. At Millennium Park Oral Surgery, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons use advanced techniques so they don’t have to turn you away because of bone loss. Zygomatic dental implants have changed how we view patients as candidates for implants. Our surgeons can successfully treat practically anyone.

Only some oral surgeons possess the knowledge and qualifications to place zygomatic implants. Millennium Park Oral Surgery is proud to have some of the most experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons using this technique to provide a life-altering service to patients with severe bone loss.

What Are Zygomatic Implants?   

Zygomatic implants are non-traditional dental restorations that use a longer post to anchor into the cheekbone (zygomatic bone). This bone is denser than the upper jaw, making it a solid implant foundation. Stress gets distributed across a broad area, allowing for successful immediate placement of dental restorations. Patients do not have to be without teeth for extended periods. 

This type of implant has been used successfully since the late 1980s to rehabilitate patients with insufficient bone in the upper jaw. Depending on your unique needs, our surgeons may recommend one or two implants on each side of your mouth.    

Eliminates Bone Grafting 

When our surgeons use your zygomatic bone for implant support, there is no need for additional bone grafting into your jaw. This allows us to place your implants sooner because the grafting material doesn’t require integration time. Zygomatic implants eliminate the need for bone grafting because they get inserted into your cheekbone before anchoring new teeth on top of them.  

Am I a Candidate for Zygomatic Implants? 

Most patients who are candidates for zygomatic implants need to replace missing teeth but have extensive bone loss in the areas that support traditional implants. Bone loss may be the result of an accident or severe periodontal disease. It could also stem from years of wearing a removable partial or complete removable denture.

As a denture rubs against your gums, the underlying bone shrinks away from where the teeth used to be. This shrinkage narrows your jaw and limits the structure to support dental implants.

Patients interested in zygomatic dental implants will have adequate bone mass in the cheekbone to allow for a successful dental implant procedure.      

What to Expect During Zygomatic Implant Surgery 

At Millennium Park Oral Surgery, zygomatic implant procedures are outpatient. Our doctors oversee your implant placement and install the prosthetic teeth on the same day. Many patients opt for sedation to prevent pain and discomfort during the procedure.

After treatment, you’ll return home to rest as the implants begin integrating with your cheekbone and the tissues heal. You may use over-the-counter pain relief medication like ibuprofen to manage discomfort. However, your doctor may prescribe pain medication or antibiotics during the first week to ensure the best recovery.    

Choose Millennium Park Oral Surgery For Your Zygomatic Implants 

Zygomatic implants allow almost every patient to receive dental implants, regardless of bone level. However, this procedure must be performed by a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon with specialized training in zygomatic dental implant placement. 

Millennium Park Oral Surgery experts can complete this procedure safely and without discomfort. Trust that we are the right provider for your implants, and call us today. Contact Millennium Park Oral Surgery to schedule your consultation today.   


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