Tooth replacement options are abundant. Patients have many types of tooth replacement options to choose from today, thanks to various advances in the field of restorative dentistry. While dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement, not everyone is a candidate. This is because dental implants require patients to have sufficient bone present in the jaw to ensure a successful surgery. Because of this limitation, not everyone is a good fit. However, there is another option that patients can consider if they are seeking a solution that maintains bone health while remaining permanent: zygomatic implants.
What is a ZAGA zygomatic implant?
A zygomatic dental implant is a restoration designed specifically for people with less bone mass in the upper jaw. These implants function just like other implants, serving as a dedicated anchor point for a dental prosthetic. However, the ZAGA zygomatic implants are placed into the zygomatic bone instead of the jaw bone. The implants are much longer than traditional implants because of how they need to be placed, and are often inserted at an angle to achieve the proper foundation.
Why should I choose ZAGA zygomatic implants?
Dr. Leslie Sultan is a maxillofacial surgeon who often recommends these types of implants to patients in the area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Below are a few reasons why patients may choose to move forward with zygomatic implants versus traditional dental implants:
- Faster and improved upper jaw restoration
- Less invasive procedure than traditional dental implants
- Same-day stability, ensuring a newer smile faster
- Less cost than traditional dental implants
- Improved predictability which reduces failure and additional treatments
Am I a candidate for ZAGA zygomatic implants?
Determining candidacy is the first step patients can take to find out more about these types of implants and whether or not they are a good fit for their unique and personal needs. If you live in the area of Fort Lauderdale, FL and want to speak to our team about the advantages of these specialized implants, connect with Dr. Leslie Sultan of the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery today by calling (954) 771-8772. His facility is located at 4800 North Federal Highway, Suite #201 and accepts new patients seeking comprehensive full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery.