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Zygomatic Dental Implants

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Zygomatic implants are an alternative to more traditional implants which involve drilling directly into the jawbone.  Instead of doing this, the Zygomatic implants are much longer than  traditional implants.  They are anchored in the upper jawbone, which is close to the dense zygoma bone.  This difference in location means that Zygomatic implants can provide a secure foundation for your dental implants while traditional dental implants may not be possible.  People with deteriorated jaws may not be able to find success with traditional implant surgery. Advancements with Zygomatic implants means it can still be possible.


Have your face, cheeks or lips begun to sink? If you wear dentures, are they loose or do you need adhesives to stabilize them? Do you contemplate facial surgery to prevent age lines?  If so, you may be showing signs indicating the need for Zygomatic Implants. 


Zygo Implants allow patients who otherwise would not be implant candidates to receive treatment to bring them back to form and function. Best of all, because Zygomatic Implants are placed directly in the zygoma bone and do not require grafting, the integration time is greatly reduced meaning that your case will be done significantly faster than with traditional Implants or the All on 4 system.  You will be back to full form function and eating all those foods you miss in no time!


The field of Implantology does not require additional training or licensing so it is up to the patient to do their research to ensure the provider they chose has a long and proven consistent history of successful Zygomatic Implant placement. Because of the unique and specialized nature of Zygoma Implants, it is imperative for the long term success of the case that the surgeon have a long and proven consistent history of successful Zygomatic Implant placement and integration.

What is Bone Atrophy and Where Did My Bone Go?

Bone atrophy (bone loss) is a natural phenomenon that occurs after teeth are extracted. The bone continues to resorb over time if the tooth is not replaced. Bone loss can be exacerbated by the wearing of removable dentures or partials. Bone loss can also occur when there are still teeth present in the mouth. Gum disease and severe infection as seen in untreated periodontal disease, may also cause the destruction of the jawbone. Bone loss can also occur from previous dental Implants that have failed prematurely. Zygomatic Implants offer a permanent and immediate solution for those patients experiencing extreme bone loss that would otherwise require lengthy and costly grafting procedures.

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The insertion of zygomatic implant is in the thick, dense cheek bone providing maximum support. Also, such implants abstain from bone resorption with age or any other medical condition, responsible. Hence, the duration is longer than the conventional implants which are more likely to be affected by jawbone modulations with age or with any medical condition.

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The success of zygomatic implants to fuse to bone is approximately 98%.

Start Smiling Chicago is pleased to provide this advanced technique, and  we like it because it makes dental implant placement accessible to patients with excessive bone loss. It eliminates the need for extensive bone grafting.

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This is an outpatient surgery performed in the operating room under general anesthetic. The recovery time is usually three to five days.


It takes about three months for the bone to fully fuse to the implants. Once that occurs, your dentist can make a final set of screw-retained teeth. Then you can resume a full and normal diet.

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