Are Zygomatic Dental Implants Safe?

Zygomatic Dental implants are medical grade titanium screws which get anchorage to the cheek bone. The purpose of such an implant is to facilitate dental crown for the upper jaw. The main indication of placing these dental implants are cases where the upper jaw bone is very weak or has been lost due to age, trauma, tumor, cancer, or previously placed dental implants.

Zygomatic implants were traditionally placed by cutting into the gums and raising a flap from the upper jaw to the cheek bone. These procedures were done under general anesthesia. Then with advances in CT scan and advent of CBCT placement of zygomatic implants became more predictable even under local anesthesia.

Zygomatic Dental Implants
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With the advances in equipment technology, CAD-CAM, 3D printing, and dental materials now it is possible to place zygomatic implants even without raising a flap or giving sutures. Also, with the advances in this technique it is also possible to customize the implant which aids in placement of implant in repeat or failure cases. This process is called a pin hole technique or flapless zygoamtic implant placement.

The major complication during placement of zygomatic implant is the orientation of the implant. As the orbit and the blood vessels are close by, the orientation during placement of the implant is of paramount importance. To aid in this, 3D printed surgical guides ease the process for the operating doctor and also increases patient comfort.

Zygomatic Dental Implants at Royal Dental Clinics

At Royal, we are proud to be at the forefront of zygomatic implant placements using the modern virtual surgical planning and surgical guides. In fact, because of the use of SAPTeethtm we are now able to restore the upper jaw with immediate load protocols and give permanent fixed shock absorbable teeth.

Success of zygomatic implant over 5 years has been documented to be around 96% and over 10 years has been around 93%!

Dr Chirag Chamria

If you have missing teeth since a long time or have multiple missing teeth then it is a good chance that your dentist might tell you that there is not enough bone for dental implants. Dental implant ‘s have been around since four decade now. And, in the last decade there have been tremendous improvements in the field of dental implant s, dental material sciences and dental technologies.

Traditionally, bone grafts were recommended for weak or less bone, in cases of dental implants. These bone grafts were either taken from the body or were synthetic materials. There were many drawbacks for the same, such as:

  1. Unpredictable bone formation and healing causing failure of dental implant.
  2. Required surgery including cutting of gums and then suturing. Causing bone loss.
  3. Time consuming. Atleast, 2 surgical processes are required and may take upwards of 6 months to finish the treatment.
  4. Chances of infection and graft rejection are higher.
  5. Multiple site of surgery is required, which leads to greater discomfort.

Conclusion to Zygomatic Dental Implant!

Modern techniques for dental implant placement even in weak bone require 3D x-rays along with virtual surgical planning. At Royal, with the help of in house CBCT, CAD- CAM and 3D printing solution we can deliver the results on the same day. Use of customized dental implant solutions along with tilted dental implant protocol with zygomatic implant, helps us achieve the desired strength for the final fixation of the permanent teeth. Use of modern material which are lighter, shock absorbable and plaque resistant called as SAPteeth, has helped increase life and longevity of the treatment even in weak bone cases.

With the experience of over 2 decades and 10000+ dental implant placed at Royal we can now be confident to present the plan to the patient in which, it is not required to wait for months and years to get fixed teeth. It only takes a days’ time to get fixed teeth with dental implant.

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