When teeth go missing, the bone structure that once held them in place is no longer needed and the body will allow it to shrink. This process, called resorption, can lead to many problems, one of which is that insufficient bone volume makes it impossible to rebuild your smile with dental implants. In some cases, bone grafting procedures can rebuild the bone volume. However, bone grafting is not an ideal option for every case. In some cases, the anatomy of your upper jaw cannot accommodate the normal placement of dental implants.
If you have been told that you aren’t a candidate for dental implants, Blooming Dental & Implant Center may be able to help! We have surgical training and expertise that goes beyond the average, allowing us to offer alternative dental implant placements not available with most surgeons. Zygomatic dental implants and pterygoid implants offer an alternative for patients without the appropriate jawbone for traditional implants. You deserve the comfort, functionality, and superior aesthetics dental implants can offer. We’re proud to offer zygomatic implants so you can love your smile for life!
Traditionally, dental implants are placed in the crest of bone that once supported the teeth. This approach may be impossible for many patients for a variety of reasons including the shape and position of their sinuses or a history of bone loss. Zygomatic implants use the cheekbones (zygomatic arches) as a strong, stable foundation for specialized dental implant posts toward the front of your upper arch. Pterygoid implants similarly use alternative bone structures of the skull as anchor points closer to the back of the mouth.
There are many benefits to zygomatic and pterygoid implants. They require fewer surgeries or alterations such as bone grafting. They offer reliable, long-term functions for a secure bridge of teeth that will look and feel completely natural. In many cases, we can even immediately place crowns so you can start living life to the fullest without waiting for your final restorations!
If you’ve been turned away from the life-changing potential of dental implants, you probably feel discouraged. We understand how disappointing that news can be. Before you give up on the possibility of enjoying a full set of strong, beautiful teeth again, schedule your consultation at Blooming Dental & Implant Center to find out if pterygoid and zygomatic dental implants could give you a new lease on dental health!
We’ll collect precision 3D digital diagnostics including CT scans to determine the exact measurements of your bone structure. We’ll discuss your dental history and determine how your tooth problems are affecting your teeth and what goals you have for how dental implants could help.
We’ll use cutting-edge design technology to plan every aspect of your surgery and custom craft each tooth of your restorations to match your features and smile shape. You’ll rest comfortably with the right combination of sedation to keep you relaxed throughout your surgery.
Although zygomatic and pterygoid implants might sound more invasive than conventional treatments, they can be placed in one surgical procedure without additional bone grafting. We may also place conventional dental implants strategically to reinforce your final bridge for ideal longevity and function. Because no bone grafting is necessary for this treatment, we can often complete your treatment process faster and provide you with a functional, beautiful new smile more quickly than conventional treatment.
We’ll place immediate temporary restorations so you can live your life to the fullest while your implants heal over the next several months. Once your implants fully integrate with the bone tissue, you’ll return for your final restorations, custom-crafted from strong, resilient ceramic for ideal esthetics and function. With pterygoid and zygomatic dental implants from Blooming Dental & Implant Center, you’ll love your smile for life!