With dental implants, patients have the opportunity to restore the smile after tooth loss with a permanent, reliable solution. However, some patients may want to ask about alternative types of implants. Dr. Leslie Sultan of Fort Lauderdale, FL is excited to offer ZAGA zygomatic dental implants for patients to consider as well.
What is a zygomatic implant?
Dr. Leslie Sultan describes the zygomatic implant as a specific type of implant that utilizes the cheekbone structure as part of the support for the implant, as opposed to just the jawbone alone. Many patients choose the zygomatic implant because it can be placed without the need for bone grafting, which is often used in preparation of traditional dental implants. Instead, the implant is inserted into the jaw and through the cheekbone, a more dense and secure bone in the face, for proper stabilization. The way the zygomatic implant is placed, patients don’t need bone grafting procedure or a sinus lift. Because of this, the implants are much longer than traditional dental implants and provides improved stability and function.
What are the benefits of using zygomatic implants?
There are many reasons why a patient might consider zygomatic implants with the team at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery. Below are just a few of the advantages our team relays to patients. Zygomatic implants:
- Eliminate the need for bone grafting to prepare the jaw for implants
- Provides a longer dental implant that does not require a sinus lift
- Are placed in the cheekbone, the stronger bone in the facial area
- Allow for the placement of prosthetic teeth immediately after surgery
Are you interested in finding out if you are a candidate for zygomatic implants?
Dr. Leslie Sultan of the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery is an oral surgeon of the Fort Lauderdale, FL area who is dedicated to providing surgical procedures for new and current patients. Whether you are in need of jaw reconstruction, bone grafting, or zygomatic implants, he welcome you to call the office at (954) 771-8772 to request an appointment. The practice is conveniently located at 4800 North Federal Highway #201 and offers comprehensive full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery for patients in the community.