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Complications after Zygomatic Implants

Dental Implants

What is a zygomatic dental implant? It’s a little piece of plastic that goes in your cheek, right? Not exactly. Zygomatic implants are often used together missing teeth replacement in upper jaw with less or no bone. They are usually made of titanium and are placed into the zygoma bone. However, any surgery has potential complications. Unfortunately, some people who have received zygomatic implants have experienced secondary issues as a result. If you’re thinking about getting this procedure done—or know someone who is—here’s what you should know!

What are some complications from implants?

There are several possible complications from zygomatic implants. The most common side effects are:

Pain and discomfort around the injection site.

Bruising and swelling around the implant.

Infection around the implant.

Poor oral hygiene may lead to ora ulcers.

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How long do they take to heal?

Remember, although your gum tissue will appear healed in about 10-14 days, the implants may not be rock solid for 5 months. Initially, the bone around the implants will be very soft. But you can eat and speak immediately after the surgery.

Do zygomatic implants fail?

Zygomatic implant failure is rare for missing teeth replacement. Each zygomatic implant is unique because each patient’s dental history is unique. The implant treatments represent the last and only option for patients suffering from severe bone loss. Its success if 96% in first 5 years.

Bruising and swelling after zygomatic implants

Bruising and swelling after zygomatic implants for missing teeth is normal. One to two weeks after surgery, there may be swelling around the implant, especially if the surgery involved the inside of the mouth. This swelling is usually related to the surgeon’s use of a skin incision inside the mouth. This swelling will go away once the incision has healed. There may be mild bruising around the implant, but this, too, will go away. Bruising can also occur inside the mouth near the site of surgery. Bruising inside the mouth may take longer to resolve, but it will go away. If the swelling or bruising remains after two weeks, consult your surgeon.

Infection after zygomatic implants

It’s rare after zygomatic implants is rare, occurring in less than one percent of patients. Infection is more likely to occur if the patient has poor dental hygiene or if there is a pre-existing infection in the mouth. It can also occur if there is a break in the skin around the implant. Infection after zygomatic implants treated with antibiotics. If the infection is around the implant, the implant removed. The implant is in the lower jaw, it may have to be replaced. If you have any signs of infection—redness, swelling, pus-like drainage, increased temperature, or extreme pain—you should see your surgeon immediately.

Are cheekbone implants good?

Zygomatic implants are a valid reliable treatment for patients with severely resorbed upper jaws; these patients have often been told that they ‘cannot have implant treatments as there is not enough jaw bone left’. The zygomatic implants are designed to attach immediate fixed replacement teeth (dental bridges).

Missing Teeth replacement

Can you get an implant without a bone graft?

If no bone exists, it’s impossible to place an implant. Every dental implant needs just as much bone to support it as you would for a natural tooth. This is why bone grafting is so essential after tooth loss!


They are one of the most successful procedures in facial augmentation. However, there are several possible complications from zygomatic implants. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, it’s important to do your research and know exactly what you’re getting into. These complications are rare, but they do happen. It’s important to be prepared and know what to expect after surgery. Most importantly, you should be prepared to discuss these issues with your surgeon before getting the procedure done.

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