The key difference between zygomatic implants and traditional dental implants is the bone which they are anchored to. Traditional implants are affixed to your jaw bone, whereas zygomatic implants are attached to the zygoma bone, also known as the cheek bone.
These implants are much longer than traditional implants and are an alternative for people who do not have sufficient bone for the implant to be placed in. There are many reasons why a person may not have enough jawbone for traditional implants, such as deterioration or simply genetics.
One of the benefit of zygomatic implants is that they do not require bone grafts, a common solution for people that do not have the required bone for traditional implants. This results in a shorter recovery time, allowing you to get your dental implants in sooner!
If you have any questions or concerns about zygomatic implants, or if you think they may be right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We’d be happy to speak with you and address any thoughts you have on the procedure.