Zygomatic implants in patients with low bone

Written by: Dr. José Ignacio Pérez Pérez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Zygomatic implants are a type of implants with longer (45-55 mm) than conventional (10-15 mm) which are fixed in the zygomatic bone, so they are in an area uppermost and are indicated in patients with atrophy severe jaw, these may be due to:

  • Patients who have suffered a severe periodontal disease.
  • Edentulous patients wearing many years.
  • Complex extractions.
  • Using removable dentures that cause trauma to the bone.
  • Patients whose anatomy have little bone in the jaw.
  • To avoid bone grafts from other donor sites.

Such implants have a number of advantages which are:

  • The use of grafts or sinus lifting is not necessary, shortening the treatment time.
  • Safe procedure with a high success rate, which allows us to expand the number of patients eligible for the placement of dental implants.
  • Easier and faster with less morbidity treatment.
  • It allows us to make immediate loading of the prosthesis and therefore immediate aesthetics.
  • Lightweight with little postoperative discomfort.

In dentistry , there are two types of technology:

1) In some patients with bone in front zone, defining two zygomatic implants bilaterally in the zygoma bone (cheekbone) and can be performed in edentulous patients in combination with conventional implant placement anteriorly.


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2) large maxillary atrophy placing two zygomatic implants in posterior and two anterior. They can even be placed in partially edentulous patients to subsequent level.





Surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia and conscious sedation for comfort for both implantologist and for the patient to feel very relaxed, feeling of shorter duration of the intervention, avoiding hospitalization.

To do this in dental clinics Prodentis conducted a comprehensive treatment plan based on the achievement of orthopantomography, study models and CT guided surgery using programs that allow us a full three-dimensional analysis of the case.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ignacio Pérez Pérez

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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