Zygomatic Implants in Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, & Glendora
Cheekbone Dental Implants
Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is among the elite few oral surgery practices in our area to offer life-changing zygomatic dental implants to those who have lost teeth in the upper jaw and are unable to have dental implants due to extreme jawbone deterioration and lack of chewing strength. First introduced in Europe in 1988 and then in the United States in 1998, zygomatic (cheekbone) dental implants have a long-standing success rate.
If you’ve been told you are not a candidate for conventional dental implants or that dentures are your only option, zygomatic implants were designed with you in mind. Zygomatic implants, also known as rescue implants, are an alternative to traditional dental implants and bone grafting when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw.
Patients who have moderate, advanced, or even extreme resorption in the upper jaw and do not have enough bone structure to support dental implants would benefit from zygomatic implants—a non-removable appliance that attaches to the zygoma, or cheekbone. The procedure does not involve bone grafting (or the lengthy six-month healing period), so implants can be placed immediately.
Zygomatic implant surgery is safe and predictable, a procedure that is performed every day by our highly skilled doctors at Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. This revolutionary treatment allows us to send our patients out the door with a fully functional set of teeth. The benefits include:
- Immediate loading of fixed teeth
- Decreased patient cost
- Comfort through IV sedation
- Quick treatment and recovery time
- Single surgery
- No sinus lift
Patient Story: Full Mouth Restoration
Full Upper Arch Rehabilitation
Full Arch Dental Implants
At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we specialize in full upper arch rehabilitation, using zygomatic implants. We begin with a consultation in which we use advanced technology to gather information pertaining to your case. We use pre-surgical 3D planning with CBCT scans and a detailed exam to develop a comprehensive overview. This ensures that each implant is placed with precision and accuracy. We also examine the normal sinus drainage passages and make sure they are open.
During surgery, we anchor long implant screws in the zygoma, a thick and solid bone near the sinus also known as the cheekbone. Typically, the process requires the use of two zygomatic implants in combination with two to four traditional implants. The traditional implants are placed in the anterior region, toward the front of the jaw where the upper front teeth were previously located. If you have teeth that need to be extracted prior to zygomatic implant placement, they can be removed during the surgery.
We consider your safety and comfort paramount. To ensure a comfortable experience, our doctors administer special anti-inflammatory medications through intravenous sedation which reduce post-operative pain. Any discomfort experienced when getting zygomatic implants is similar to that of regular bone grafting procedures. Most of our patients are surprised by how easy their recovery is. You may have mild bruising, and any pain can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications, such as Ibuprofen and Tylenol.
A Restored Smile
A solution for those who have been told they have the most severe form of bone loss, Zygomatic implants allow our patients to achieve maximum oral function and an aesthetically pleasing smile. If you’re interested in learning more about our zygomatic implants, contact us today so we can schedule a consultation.
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