If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of dental implants in Florham Park. They are the most successful solution to treat tooth loss. While you might think they are all same, there are different types of dental implants. As an alternative to traditional options, patients with severe bone loss might be a candidate for zygomatic implants.
What are Zygomatic Implants?
Bone loss is a common problem for patients who have lived with missing teeth for several years or had advanced gum disease. Typically, they’d require bone grafting to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. Now, there’s an alternative solution. Zygomatic dental implants are ideal for patients who have lost bone density because they are placed in the cheekbone (zygoma) instead of the jaw.
This can eliminate the need for bone grafting in patients with low bone density. Zygomatic implants can cut 6 months from your treatment plan by eliminating this additional step. In fact, they can often be used to complete full mouth restorations in just one day.
Parts of Zygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic dental implants are comprised of 3 parts:
- Implant: A titanium implant is embedded below the gum line, allowing it to naturally fuse with your cheekbone through a process called osseointegration.
- Abutment: A fastening arch is attached to the implants, which can be placed at an angle to connect the slanting implants.
- Arch: The arch is customized to match the appearance of your natural teeth. It’s fixed in place via the abutments to look and feel natural.
Benefits of Zygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic dental implants offer a variety of benefits, including:
- Eliminates the need for bone grafting.
- High success rate.
- Improves ability to chew and speak.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Long-term results.
- Teeth in one day.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Cost-effective solution.
How Much Do Zygomatic Dental Implants Cost?
There isn’t a set cost for zygomatic dental implants because their price varies depending on your treatment plan, like the number of teeth you’re replacing. Your dentist will provide you with a customized estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the fees associated with your new smile.
They will help you find the solutions you need to replace your missing teeth without breaking the bank, like using your dental insurance. Your dentist accepts several payment options to keep your new smile affordable, like third-party financing.
If you’re ready to invest in a complete smile, it’s time to discover the stability of zygomatic dental implants.
About Dr. John A. Carollo
Dr. John A. Carollo earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He’s committed to learning to provide the latest solutions in dentistry, including advanced procedures. If you’ve experienced bone loss, you might be a candidate for zygomatic dental implants. Contact our office today to take your first step toward a complete smile.