THE NO BONE/NO PROBLEM SOLUTION TO REBUILDING THE UPPER JAW
When and Why are they Used?
Depending on patterns of bone loss over time, not all patients missing teeth in the upper jaw (MAXILLA) have sufficient bone for the “All on 4” technique. In these instances, Dr. Sultan may recommend the placement of ZYGOMA implants to provide additional support where conventional implants can not.
The upper jaw is divided in to 3 zones based on the type of tooth loss. When there is insufficient bone in one or more zones, conventional “All on 4” implant placement may not be enough to support a full complement of tooth replacement.
Originally designed for patients suffering from bone loss due to cancer or trauma, the ZYGOMA implant is indicated to make use of available bone in the CHEEKBONE to avoid use of extensive bone grafting for conventional implant placement. These implants are made of titanium and are 4-5 times the length of conventional dental implants. Once placed, they act and are restored similarly to standard implants.
The use of Computer Guided Surgery, "All-On-4" technology and Zygoma Implants require specialized training over and above that of most implant surgeons.
The proper use of ZYGOMA implants for those patients missing much of their upper jaw allows for successful treatment of the vast majority of edentulous patients WITHOUT THE NEED FOR BONE GRAFTING!
NO BONE?........NO PROBLEM!!
Dr. Sultan has trained extensively with the inventors of the ZYGOMA implants both in the United States and Europe. He utilizes the EXTRAMAXILLARY placement technique, avoiding trauma to the maxillary sinuses. He is one of the very few providers of advanced ZYGOMA IMPLANT PLACEMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA!
The decision between the use of the above techniques vs. conventional implant surgery is based on your condition, the type of final appliance, and a decision between you, your restorative dentist, and Dr. Sultan.