Recently, Dr. Phillips had attended a conference in Oakland that entailed a specialized course in zygomatic implants. There are approximately 70 dentists in the United States that can perform the highly specialized procedure. So what exactly is it?
Thanks to advancements in technology, zygomatic implants can be a potential solution for patients that find themselves in a position where they need dental implants but are not the appropriate candidate for them due to lack of bone in the upper jaw. Zygomatic implants are an alternative to more traditional implants which involve drilling directly into the jawbone. Zygomatic implants are much longer than traditional implants. They are anchored in the upper jawbone, which is close to the dense zygoma bone. This difference in location means that zygomatic implants can provide a secure foundation for dental implants while traditional dental implants may not be possible.
From restoring smiles to improving chewing and speaking, having a full mouth worth of teeth is something each and everyone of us deserve.