Have you been told you're not a candidate for dental implants because you lack bone in your upper jaw? If so, then now is the time to get a second opinion. Baystate Dental PC now offers a new type of implant-zygomatic implant therapy. Zygomatic implants offer a unique alternative for patients with severely resorbed upper jaws, with only one surgical procedure and without having to do a bone graft!
The Baystate Dental PC mission is to allow partially or completely edentulous patients to eat and smile with confidence. Unlike traditional dental implant techniques which require bone grafts routinely, bone grafts can be avoided in nearly 100% of all zygomatic implant cases.
With zygomatic implant technology, patients missing most or all of their teeth can now have fixed prostheses supported by dental implants done in a straight-forward procedure, requiring less overall time, minimal surgical trauma resulting in maximum aesthetics, function and comfort.
Patients are encouraged to call implant dentists in Springfield, Drs. Coughlin and Circosta for an evaluation to discuss their specific treatment recommendations.
The use of a variety of dental implants, including traditional implants, tilted implants, and zygomatic implants allows our approach to be less invasive and less traumatic for patients. This is especially true in the difficult-to-restore upper arch. The upper jaw has traditionally been one of the hardest areas to successfully place a dental implant due to the lack of bone quantity and quality, and the close proximity to the sinus. If you've lost bone in that area due to periodontal disease, tooth loss, or any other reason, you may not have enough bone to place a traditional implant, but you may be a perfect candidate for a zygomatic implant. These implants, coupled with the placement of a Marius Bridge, deliver a finished product without compromising esthetics, speech, maintenance, or comfort.
Re-construction of the lower jaw is also usually completed without the need for a bone graft. The most utilized procedure, and the one that provides the closest result to natural teeth is the fixed bridge attached to 4-6 implants.
Developed by Swedish Professor P.I. Branemark, zygomatic implants offer the option of total rehabilitation of a severely resorbed maxilla (upper jaw) without having to do a bone graft, and with only one surgical procedure.
Zygomatic implants, which are longer than a traditional implant, are anchored to the upper jawbone into the dense zygoma bone and within three days of surgery fixed teeth can be placed. It takes about four months for the implant to fully connect to the bone (a process called osseointegration) and after that, a final bridge of acrylic or porcelain can be made.
If you'd like to learn more about zygomatic implants and find out if you are a candidate for them, please call us now at (877) 507-1616 or email our implant dentists in MA to schedule a consultation..