Zygomatic and Pterygoid dental implants are a unique option for the upper jaw when severe bone loss is present.
While regular dental implants anchor in the jaw bone, zygomatic and pterygoid implants anchor in the cheek bone and bone behind the upper jaw. They can allow immediate support of teeth without the need for bone grafting or sinus grafting in situations where severe resorption (dissolving away) of the upper jaw bone has occurred.
Actual Case From Northern Colorado Periodontics Office
Used in combination with the All-On-4® or “teeth in a day” protocol, zygoma and pterygoid dental implants can provide immediate loading of a prosthesis (bridge) on the implants the same day or next day after placement.
Zygomatic and pterygoid implants have over 30 years of research showing high success rates of over 95%. While regular dental implants are shorter at 10-20mm, zygomatic and pterygoid implants are longer at 20-60mm to reach areas of solid bone past where regular dental implants would be able to reach.
Dr. Shumaker has received the specialized training necessary for placement of zygomatic and pterygoid implants, and has completed many successful cases right here in our office.
If you have been told you don’t have enough bone for dental implants in your upper jaw, or have been told that bone grafting or sinus grafting is needed before you can complete All-On-4® or “teeth in a day” treatment, contact our office for more information on zygomatic and pterygoid implants as an option to help you get solid, non-removeable teeth in the most efficient time period possible.
At Northern Colorado Periodontics, we can provide the conservative treatment you need to protect your oral health for years to come. To learn more about Zygomatic and Pterygoid dental implants, contact our office today online or by calling (970) 614-4313 to schedule your consultation with our team.