Zygomatic Implants - Kennewick, WA

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Zygomatic Implants Tackle Severe Bone Loss

Zygomatic implants are becoming an increasingly popular solution for patients with severe bone loss who would otherwise be unable to receive dental implants. Patients with significant bone loss in the upper jaw may not have enough bone density to support traditional dental implants, which require a certain amount of healthy bone to fuse with. Zygomatic implants provide an alternative by utilizing the strong and dense zygoma bone to support the implants.

While zygomatic implants are not suitable for all patients, they are a valuable option for those with significant bone loss in the upper jaw who might otherwise have limited treatment options. With advances in dental implant technology, zygomatic implants continue to offer hope and restoration to patients who previously thought a healthy smile was out of reach.

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Understanding Zygomatic Dental Implants

Unlike conventional dental implants, which are secured in the jawbone, zygomatic dental implants are surgically placed in the zygomatic (cheek) bones. With support coming from a strong, stable facial bone, these dental implants do not require alterations of the jawbone, such as bone grafting, to support a bridge of fixed teeth. Zygomatic implants are one of the most complex surgeries in implant dentistry and only few specialist are trained in this procedure. Our dentists place zygomatic dental implants in Kennewick, WA on a routine basis and have years of experience and clinical results to back their treatments. By providing zygomatic implants, our specialist, Dr. Alkanan can offer you the following benefits:

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What to Expect from Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic dental implants can indeed be a viable alternative to conventional dental implants for patients who lack adequate jawbone structure for traditional implant placement. These implants are longer and anchored into the cheekbone or zygoma, which is denser and stronger than the jawbone, thereby eliminating the need for bone grafting. The use of 3D cone-beam CT scans helps Dr. Alkanan and team to plan the placement of implants with precision, allowing for maximum stability and functionality. This treatment can be completed in a single surgical procedure under anesthesia, which can be beneficial for those who are anxious or have dental phobia. However, it is important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for zygomatic dental implants. Dr. Alkanan will do a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for zygomatic implants.

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