Zygomatic implants were first introduced in Europe in 1988 and incorporated into practice in the U.S. in 1998. Zygomatic dental implants in Woodbury, MN are reserved for patients with severe bone loss in the upper jaw that is too extensive to restore with conventional dental implants. Dr. Marko Kamel is highly skilled in all aspects of periodontics including the use of lasers, soft tissue and bone grafting and advanced implant dentistry. Many people have gone to their local dental office only to be told that dental implants are no longer an option for restoring their smile. This isn’t always the case; zygomatic dental implants bring hope back for patients who are looking to fix their smile but don’t necessarily have the amount of jawbone density needed for traditional implants.
While conventional dental implants are secured in the jawbone, zygomatic dental implants are surgically placed in the zygomatic (cheek) bones. Anchoring longer implants in the zygomatic bone enables using an immediate loading protocol, thereby dramatically shortening the time it takes to receive a final restoration.
Prior to development of zygomatic dental implants, invasive grafting procedures were required to establish adequate bone volume to place dental implants. Furthermore, many patients were told they weren’t candidates and had to settle for upper dentures. Zygomatic implants help prevent grafting and shorten treatment time, with significant postoperative improvements in function and aesthetics.
Although zygomatic implants provide exceptional benefits, they’re one of the most complex surgeries in implant dentistry and few clinicians are trained in this procedure. Dr. Kamel places zygomatic dental implants in Woodbury, MN on a routine basis and has years of experience and clinical results to back this treatment.
Dr. Kamel may recommend mini dental implants for patients with insufficient jaw bone volume. These implants offer many benefits, including a less invasive placement procedure and less bone tissue needed due to the implant’s slimmer screw size. Many times, mini dental implants can be placed in a single visit, using local anesthesia and needing little-to-no sutures.
During your consultation, Dr. Kamel will ask you about your full medical history and perform an oral examination to ensure you’re an appropriate candidate for this procedure. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is used during your preoperative evaluation to obtain an estimate for implant sizes and plan accurate placement.
Zygomatic dental implants may sound more invasive than conventional implant surgery, but they can be placed in one surgical procedure under sedation. The extra-long implants are placed near the location of your bicuspid teeth (your fourth and fifth teeth from the center of the mouth to the back of your mouth) into the zygomatic bone. This procedure may also involve placing conventional dental implants where the bone in your jaw is most dense.
Zygomatic dental implants in Woodbury, MN are a transformative solution for patients with severe upper jaw bone loss. The first step on your journey to a new smile is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kamel to see if you’re a candidate for this innovative, life-changing implant protocol.
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