Zygomatic implants can be an excellent solution for patients who want the benefits of dental implants but who are not good candidates for the typical implant process.

One of the reasons that dental implants are so durable and are able to offer the functionality of your original teeth is that they form a strong bond with the bone in your jaw. However:

  • Not every patient has enough bone to create this bond.
  • Some patients have other anatomical challenges that prevent this approach.

Zygomatic implants overcome these issues, allowing you to have dental implants in the upper jaw without requiring extensive bone grafting.

About Zygomatic Implants

Instead of attaching to the jaw bone, zygomatic implants anchor to the zygomatic bone: the cheek bone just lateral to the eye. They enter through the sinus, so these implants tend to be longer than the typical implant.

As a patient of Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery:

  • You should recognize no difference in the look, feel, function, or surgical experience of zygomatic implants.
  • You will be under general anesthesia so that you stay comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure.
  • You can have the procedure immediately rather than having to build up the bone in the jaw with grafts.

Meet Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Christopher Chan

At Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, exceptional patient care is our top priority. Dr. Christopher Chan, Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, exemplifies this commitment. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a member of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, while maintaining active hospital privileges at Huntington Hospital.

His advanced specialty training and affiliations promote the highest standards of patient comfort, safety, and care. Following your procedure, you will receive Dr. Chan’s personal phone number for any questions or concerns. Our friendly and well-trained team will guide you through each step, making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

The Benefits of Zygomatic Implants

The most significant advantage that zygomatic implants offer is that they are graftless. Choosing this approach means avoiding a series of time-consuming and costly procedures to build up the bone in the jaw, which may not be an option for some patients.

Zygomatic implants have no recovery or uncovering procedure. You can expect to benefit from the same features that dental implants offer:

  • A strong foundation that restores full functionality to your bite.
  • Aesthetic improvement to missing or damaged teeth.
  • Durable results that should last for years.

Zygomatic Implants Are Faster, More Effective and Less Painful

With zygomatic implants, pain and discomfort is severely reduced. The surgeon installs implants by placing them directly into your cheekbones, rather than using a graft or similarly painful process. Once the implant is properly anchored, the surgeon can immediately attach a provisional prosthesis, with more permanent fixtures applied quickly thereafter. Because the procedure is far less invasive than bone grafts, it takes much less time and causes much less pain. A certain amount of discomfort is not uncommon, but the speed of the zygomatic implant procedure reduces it to an absolute minimum. More importantly, it allows the dentist to restore your teeth and jaw quickly, returning both strength and aesthetic beauty to your mouth.

Zygomatic Implants: A Comfortable Solution for Tooth Replacement

If you are looking to get zygomatic implants, let us put your concerns to rest. We utilize the most advanced techniques, and our trained staff has the experience to perform the implant swiftly and effectively. If you live in Pasadena, zygomatic implants could be the answer to restoring your mouth. To learn more about zygomatic implants, schedule your consultation with Foothill Center for Dental Implants and Oral Surgery in Pasadena at (626) 792-3161.