Zygoma Dental Implants – Seattle & Kent
What are Zygoma Dental Implants?
Zygoma dental implants are a type of dental implant used to support artificial teeth in cases where there is limited jawbone available. These implants are anchored in the zygomatic bone, which is located above the upper jaw and is a dense, strong bone.
Benefits of Zygoma Dental Implants:
Immediate Loading: One of the main advantages of zygoma dental implants is that they allow for immediate loading, meaning that artificial teeth can be placed on the implants soon after the surgery. This can provide patients with a quicker and more convenient treatment process compared to traditional dental implants.
Avoidance of Sinus Grafting: Another advantage of zygoma dental implants is that they avoid the need for sinus grafting, a procedure that involves adding bone to the sinus cavity to support dental implants. This can make the treatment process faster, less invasive, and more cost-effective.
Risks and Side Effects of Zygoma Dental Implants:
Surgical Risks: As with any surgical procedure, there is always a risk of complications during or after the procedure. These may include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and pain.
Implant Failure: There is also a risk that the implant may fail to integrate with the bone and need to be removed. In some cases, additional surgery may be required to correct the problem.
Postoperative Pain: Some patients may experience postoperative pain, swelling, and discomfort after the procedure. This can usually be managed with pain medication and should resolve within a few days.
It is important to discuss these and any other potential risks and side effects with your dentist before undergoing any treatment. They will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your individual case and help you make an informed decision.
Zygoma dental implants can offer many benefits, including immediate loading and the avoidance of sinus grafting. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are also associated risks and side effects that should be considered before undergoing treatment. At pacific Northwest we will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your individual case.