Zygomatic and Pterygoid Implants Maui
Who is a Good Candidate for Zygomatic & Pterygoid Dental Implants?
These special implants are an option for patients struggling to live a functional life with missing teeth and those who have been told they do not qualify for dental implants. Although genetic abnormalities and oral trauma can cause bone loss, untreated tooth loss can also leave the bone without the stimulation needed to remain healthy. As the bone resorbs, it shrinks in both width and height, becoming too thin to support dental implants. When extensive bone loss occurs in the upper jaw from tooth loss, trauma, or pathology, zygomatic and pterygoid style dental implants can make a new smile possible without the need for complex bone grafting treatment.
What Are Zygomatic & Pterygoid Dental Implants?
Zygomatic and pterygoid are two types of dental implants that, unlike traditional implants, do not use the jawbone as the foundation. Instead, these implants are longer than conventional implants and extend to anchor in facial bones. Strategically placing these innovative dental implants provides a way for patients with severe bone atrophy to experience the benefits of full mouth dental implants. Widely considered a challenging surgery, only a small percentage of doctors have the training and skill to place these unique dental implants.
Please contact us if you have been told that you are not a good implant candidate due to bone loss.