Do you suffer from a severe form of bone loss in your mouth?
No worries, at Lakeshore Dental Specialist in Detroit zygomatic dental implants are offered instead of relying on bone or sinus lift bone grafting. These types of implants have been used successfully in the United States for more than 20 years. Bone loss in your upper jaw does not mean you have to get dentures or conventional dental implants.
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What are Zygomatic Implants?
Zygomatic dental implants are longer than traditional dental implants and tilted to be placed in the cheekbone (called zygoma, hence the name). The cheekbone offers a very dense area, providing the strong foundation required to support teeth.
How does Zygomatic Implants work?
Long and made of titanium, zygomatic implants are embedded in your cheekbone to naturally fuse with solid bone. The implants are rooted in your jawbone for a secure foundation. One or two long implants are fastened on each side of your mouth and two to four regular implants are placed in the front of your mouth by your front teeth. The reason the procedure is done this way is to support your upper jawbone, which is weaker and softer than other jawbones. We strive to provide you with the best zygomatic dental implants Detroit has to offer, so visit us today!
Rinsing with half a teaspoon of salt in warm water every four to six hours for several days will also help your healing process. Make sure to drink plenty of water, at least several eight-ounce glasses a day.
What do I need to do after getting Zygomatic Dental Implants?
You will need to continue with a good oral hygiene program, including brushing and flossing daily. A water-pick is useful to help clean around your new implants and the bridge.
It may be necessary to wear a soft plastic mouth guard at night for a few months. This is crucial if you tend to clench your teeth. Regular office visits with your dental specialist will allow for a good cleaning of your implants. After your procedure, it is important not to rinse or touch the wounds in your mouth. Bleeding and redness in the saliva can be expected for a few days. Most patients also experience swelling around the mouth and cheeks for two or three days. An ice pack for 20 minutes at a time can be helpful in bringing the swelling down. A good mouth rinse and carefully brushing your teeth should be part of your daily routine.
Top 10 Benefits of Zygomatic Implants
Zygomatic implants are up to four times the size of regular implants for a stronger foundation
Ability to remove natural teeth and place zygomatic implants the same day
Alternative to traditional dentures
No need for major bone grafting
Elimination of upper denture
- Natural appearance, no embarrassing dentures
- Immediate improvement in the comfort and function of your mouth
- Safe procedure
- Save time and money compared to bone grafts and sinus lifts
- Faster recovery period than bone grafting
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18501 E 8 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021