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.
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.
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!
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 Detroit 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.
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18501 E 8 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021