Nobody likes the idea of oral surgery, but sometimes it is necessary. Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants is not as scary as you may think.
If you have missing teeth in your upper jawbone and you have been told that you cannot have dental implants because of bone loss, don’t get disappointed. At PDC Dental Implants, we offer an innovative technique that is an alternative to bone grafting – zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley.
What are zygomatic implants?
Zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley do not differ from normal implants in terms of structure and function. However, they are anchored in the cheekbone, known as the zygoma, hence their name. These implants are much longer than regular dental implants and go through or right next to the sinus in order to anchor into the zygomatic bone. The zygomatic bone is much thicker than any part of the bone in the jaw.
Your dentist will use up to 2 zygomatic implants on each side of your mouth as well as 2-4 regular implants in the front of your jaw to ensure stability and additional support. This treatment is safe and statistics have shown that it is quite effective as well.
Short-term and long-term advantages of zygomatic dental implants
The most important benefit of zygomatic dental implants is the fact that you do not need to undergo a graft procedure. This is very convenient since additional grafting procedures can prolong overall treatment time.
Moreover, you can have the procedure performed on the same day and you don’t have to endure long healing times in order to have functioning fixed teeth.
Zygomatic dental implants are a very predictable treatment because the dentist can plan their insertion well in advance, with the help of technology. Moreover, zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley are equal to 3 or 4 regular dental implants because they are longer.
Are zygomatic implants painful?
Although the procedure may sound a bit scary, zygomatic implants are not painful. If you think that the operation is going to be an uncomfortable experience, we can arrange sedation for you. After the operation, you may experience some discomfort and swelling but it will go away soon.