Zygomatic Dental Implantation
Zygomatic implants are a real alternative for patients for whom traditional dental implants are unsuitable. Our surgeons at Royal Dental Clinics are very skilled in extreme bone loss cases; Dr. Chirag Chamria, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Royal Dental Clinics is one of only a handful of surgeons in India who are able to carry out zygoma implant surgery in patients with bone loss, using specially designed in-house zygomatic implants.
Zygomatic implants differ from other types of implants such as All-on-4, as they are anchored in the zygomatic or cheekbone hence the name. Typically, the zygomatic implant is ideal for patients who may have inadequate or poor quality bone in their upper jaw, and so regular dental implants would be impossible. When dentures have been worn for a long time, it can lead to the loss of large amounts of supporting bone which creates a ‘collapse’ or loss of face height. Zygomatic implants correct this loss of facial structure which also has a rejuvenating effect to the appearance of the face.
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At Royal Dental Clinics, the zygomatic implant has become the implant of choice for cases with a severely reabsorbed maxilla. Without this implant, many patients would otherwise require invasive grafting procedures to establish adequate bone volume for the placement of conventional implants. Zygomatic implants help avoid grafting and shorten treatment time, with significant post-operative improvements in function and aesthetics.
We at Royal Dental Clinics prefer Zygomatic implant as we have noticed in several cases that after zygomatic treatment the improvement in quality of life for the patient is dramatic. Before the treatment, these patients are orally handicapped, which can lead to a lot of psychological, social and functional problems. Dr. Chirag Chamria mentions that, “In my experience, after the treatment quality of life can return to normal. It’s remarkable”.
How do Zygomatic Implants work?
They are attached to the area of the jawbone close to the zygoma bone. The longer implant is placed from inside the mouth and it goes through or right next to the sinus and anchors into the zygomatic bone. We can now immediately load zygomatic implants with fixed teeth.
Can you have dental implant in severe bone loss?
Bone resorption along with lower bone quality often makes it impossible to place dental implants in the posterior maxilla. Zygoma implants are then advised to such patients wherein the implant is anchored into the zygomatic bone rather than the maxilla.
Why get them?
If you lost your bone and tissue due to accident, infection, you may need to get facial implants. These may be recommended if you’ve had a lot of facial trauma, have cancer, or have had a stroke. If the tissue around your mouth has decreased, dental implants may not be help you eat and smile normally.
The major reason for getting a zygomatic implant is when there is loss of teeth and accompanied by loss of bone. To restore the function of the upper jaw and teeth zygomatic implants may be an option.
How much does it cost to get zygomatic implants?
The cost of zygomatic implants is typically between $1500 to $2500. Remember that the procedure takes only one visit to complete and will last for many years to come.
Insurance coverage for zygomatic dental implants
The availability of dental insurance coverage for zygomatic implants varies from one plan to another. Some plans offer full coverage, while others have no coverage for this procedure. In India, most of the medical insurance, do not cover the process of zygomatic implants. But in case if you have lost the bone and teeth due to tumor or cancers then the rehabilitation may also be covered.
Risks of Zygomatic Dental Implant
Zygomatic implants are relatively new, and their long-term effects ongoing researched. As of the time of writing, there are no conclusive studies proving the effectiveness of the implants in long-term use. Although there are no risks using these dental implants, there may be some short-term risks. One of the most common risks of these dental implants is infection. If the implant is not placed properly or if the bone around the implant is too weak, the implant could become infected. This can spread beyond the implant and cause serious damage to surrounding bone. If you are considering these implants, it is important to get a professional opinion before implantation.
Traditionally, periodontists dealing with patients who had low bone density in the jaw had only a few options. The surgeon could take a piece of denser bone from another place in the patient’s body and graft it to what remained of the jaw. Alternatively, the surgeon could take a synthetic bone graft and attach it to the jaw. These procedures involved multiple steps and took more time than graftless procedures. They were also highly expensive. In a graftless procedure, our surgeon at Royal Dental Clinics simply attaches the Implant to the cheekbone. There is a CT scan which is done in our in-house machines beforehand, the entire implant can be done in the matter of a few hours at Royal Dental Clinics. Patients have opted for graftless procedures as its a long term solution.
When you are dealing with a significant health issue related to your gums and jaw, it’s important to seek out professional help with a breadth of experience. Royal Dental Clinics works with patients like you to support appropriate treatment, relieve pain, and get you smiling again, with most treatments completed in just One Day.