zygomatic implants, the solution for the impossible cases

Written by: Dr. Alfredo Martínez García
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The appearance of dental implants has helped many patients solve tooth loss each year worldwide. Treatment involves placing a screw, which acts as root, and in which a crown is set to provide a solution to tooth loss with fixed prostheses.

dental implant Although a simple process, there are cases where the absence of bone in the jaw precludes placing these implants. This loss of teeth in the maxilla is often a result of wear for many years a removable prosthesis, which would prevent placing traditional implants.




Treatment of zygomatic implants

In patients who prove difficult to apply implants, maxillofacial surgeons have developed different techniques performed through graft and thus regenerate lost bone and allow placement of implants. The fear of those patients suffering from bone loss so great that it would require undergo surgery to remove the hip bone or skull for graft has contributed to the research of a new technique. It consists of placing implants anchored in the malar bone, action restores a fixed prosthesis without having to carry out graft. It is usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia, always in the presence of an anesthetist and the required sanitary measures.

This type of technique is more difficult than usual, therefore it requires more experience and training. Usually a limited intervention maxillofacial surgeons and / or dentists with extensive surgical experience.


Aesthetic dental implantology

Made treatment zygomatic implants does not mean giving cosmetic dentistry, especially in cases of compromised bone loss. In these situations we should treat them from a special focus, making a thorough examination of the anatomy and the patient's smile.

Thus, the aesthetic treatment begins from the same extraction as may be necessary to perform a bone graft or gum. After placing the implant perhaps the establishment of a provisional prosthesis that shape the gum to get an excellent and satisfying cosmetic result for the patient is required. The patient can go home with fixed provisional teeth on the same day or the next day, if the patient requests it.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alfredo Martínez García
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Alfredo Martínez García is a dentist and specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at the Platon Clinic in Barcelona and Assistant Doctor of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at the Arnau i Vilanova Hospital and the Vall d'Hebron Hospital.

National conference speaker, the doctor is an expert in implantology.

He is currently the Medical Director of the Deusto Surgical Center in Bilbao.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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