Dental implants are the best option for those who, for some reason, have lost teeth and want to recover them to recover their speaking and chewing abilities and to show off a beautiful and healthy smile.
Until several years ago, dental implants were not an option for patients with bone loss, as it was tough to keep the pieces in place, and the failure rate was very high. However, thanks to a new technique called zygomatic implants, this problem is now in the past.
Read on and learn everything about zygomatic implants recovery time, procedure, and more.
Zygomatic Implants: How Do They Work?
Zygomatic Implants are solutions that allow rehabilitation with immediate loading—that is, the fixed prosthesis is placed in a single treatment sequence. They are placed in the zygomatic bone, which is resistant and ensures the implants are well-fixed even with little alveolar bone.
The implant posts are long—usually between 30 and 50 mm—and placed transversely to the cheekbone. In most cases, Zygomatic implants are used to fully rehabilitate the upper arch since this bone is more resistant and helps the osseointegration process.
Zygomatic Implant Surgery
First, a panoramic X-ray will be performed to study the area, then virtual surgery will proceed. If there is no inconvenience, this surgery is performed with local anesthesia and sedation. Once the patient is anesthetized, the surgeon will place four zygomatic implants in the cheekbone or zygomatic bone.
Finally, the abutments are placed, and impressions of both jaws are taken. Then, a bite registration is made to make the provisional full-arch dental prosthesis so that the patient can enjoy their teeth from the first day. Once the bone and gum tissues have healed, the prostheses are placed.
Unlike other techniques, zygomatic implants recovery time can last only 3 or 4 days. And best of all, discomfort is minimal, so you can continue your daily routine as usual.
Top Benefits of Zygomatic Implants
The most notable advantages of zygomatic implants are:
- The procedure is done in a single intervention.
- The healing process takes between 3-4 days.
- The patient leaves the dental office with a provisional full-arch dental prosthesis, so they come home enjoying their new smile.
Is this the best procedure? Schedule an appointment with us to find out! Previa Implant Center has more than 30 years of experience offering dental implants services in Tijuana. In our clinic, you’ll find a multidisciplinary team of experts adapting each procedure to the dental necessities of the patient.