If you have ever been told you don’t have enough bone for dental implants then our revolutionary zygoma implants may be the solution for you. Depending on the outcome of your diagnostic x-rays, extra-long dental implants may be offered in cases where the amount of bone available in the upper jaw is insufficient. Dental 359 is here to assist you in understanding the different methods of our All-On-4 treatment.
What Is Bone Loss?
Bone loss can stem from a variety of causes, however, the most common is when there is a loss of teeth, chronic periodontitis and certain medical conditions (osteoporosis). The most common cause of bone loss is when a tooth is missing and left unreplaced (especially multiple teeth).
The jawbone is preserved through the pressure and stimulus of chewing so when the teeth are removed/missing the bone resorbs (reabsorbs) into the body. If left untreated the loss of this bone can result in issues with the remaining teeth, collapse or distortion of the facial features and a range of other concerns.
What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting replaces lost bone and stimulates the bone growth needed to reshape the jaw and prepare it for dental implants. These implants are used to replace missing teeth.
Here at Dental 359, we use a variety of bone grafting materials, depending on the case, including new materials that require less healing time.
Why Would This Be Necessary?
A bone graft may be necessary to provide support and stability to the titanium implant. Without a graft, you will be at great risk of the implant failing due to the pressure applied when chewing.
Zygoma Implants- What Are They and Why Is No Grafting Required?
In cases where there is little bone in the jaw (or the bone present is thin), Zygomatic implants are placed and anchored into the cheekbone, providing an alternative to grafting procedures in the upper jaw. At Dental 359 the procedure to insert Zygomatic dental implants is performed under a general anaesthetic and placed by a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. As with the All-on-4® technique, you have new teeth within three days of surgery.
In some cases, the upper jaw may be very deficient in bone even in the anterior region. For these cases, double zygoma implants may be inserted into both sides of the available cheekbone to support a full upper set of replacement teeth. As with single zygoma, this procedure is performed under general anaesthetic together with a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A full set of immediate teeth can be connected to the implants after 1-3 days.
Patient benefits using Zygoma and Quad Zygoma Dental Implant Solutions:
- Improved appearance
- Normal looking teeth and gums
- Faster healing than bone grafting
- Freedom to eat what you want
- Confidence to laugh
- Teeth that do not come out
- No more denture sore spots
- Long term tooth support
- Low maintenance
A patient of Dental 359 pictured three days after undergoing All-On-4 treatment with Zygoma implants.
If you have ever been told you don’t have enough bone for dental implants then our revolutionary zygoma implants may be the solution for you. Contact our team at Dental 359 on 1300 625 625 to arrange a consultation to discuss your available treatment options.