Patients with a lot of missing teeth and diminished bone support require a functional, aesthetic, and durable solution to their problem. This is achieved with Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants, innovative dental implants created to give patients with insufficient upper bone height and width a basis for fixed upper teeth.

Who are Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants suitable for?

Patients who have multiple missing upper teeth for an extended period of time frequently lack adequate bone volume and support for conventional dental implants. For a long time, removable upper dentures were the only alternative available for these people.

Even though the upper denture may provide some cosmetic and functional benefits, it won’t prevent further bone deterioration as time goes by. As the denture loses bone support, it becomes ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear. However, Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants can effectively solve this issue.

What are Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants?

Zygomatic implants are placed into the zygoma (cheekbone) while Pterygoid implants are placed at the intersection of the Pterygoid process of the Sphenoid bone and the upper jaw (maxillary) bone. The two regions used for the placement of these implants are resilient to bone degeneration because they have very strong, stable, and dense bone that may be a basis for dental implant placement.

How can the patient benefit from Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants?

Instead of struggling with an uncomfortable denture, thanks to Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants, you can get a fixed dental bridge that mimics natural teeth. Although these implants are more complex for the surgeon to place, they provide you with the opportunity to have natural-like functionality and appearance. You’ll be able to enjoy many different types of food without worrying about discomfort or embarrassment.
 

 

Can you have Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants placed instead of All-on-4?

Many people who are interested in “All-on-4” or “Teeth in a Day” treatment, but were turned down because they didn’t meet requirements, can often get Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants instead. These individuals commonly have enlarged maxillary sinuses (empty spaces in the upper jaw connected to the nasal cavity). Some people that have naturally large maxillary sinuses may also be candidates for one of these procedures. Please contact us to learn more about the process and whether it might be a solution for you.

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