If you have experienced tooth loss or extraction and have been researching your options for replacing these teeth, you may have learned about the many benefits of dental implants. Dental implants come as a wide range of various types, including that of zygoma dental implants. Fort Lauderdale, FL area patients who are thinking about implants will often want to learn more about their options available to them at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery.
What are zygoma implants?
Zygoma dental implants, also known as zygomatic implants. They are named after the bone they are implanted in, also known as the zygomatic bone or cheekbone. Instead of the maxillary bone, the zygomatic bone provides the density needed to successfully place an implant if a patient does not have enough bone elsewhere to do so. These implants are much longer than traditional implants in order to stabilize them in the facial bone.
Who is a good fit for zygomatic implants?
These implants are best for patients who may not have sufficient bone in the jaw to place a traditional implant. It offers an alternative to having certain procedures performed to prepare for implants including sinus lifts and bone grafting. This means less surgeries, less money, and faster results. During an evaluation with Dr. Leslie Sultan, patients will determine if they would benefit more from zygoma implants versus traditional implants.
Faster placement of dental prosthetics
Because of the way zygomatic implants are placed into the cheekbone, they can also be restored immediately after placement. This eliminates the wait needed for osseointegration commonly needed for the stabilization of traditional implants in the jaw.
Am I a good candidate for zygoma implants?
Many patients of the Fort Lauderdale, FL area who are considering their options for tooth replacement may be interested in learning more about the benefits of zygoma dental implants and see if they are a good fit. Dr. Leslie Sultan and his team at the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery can assist in evaluating patients to decide if zygoma implants are appropriate for their unique needs. Call (954) 771-8772 to request an appointment at 4800 North Federal Highway #201.