Dental Implants Including Zygomatic Implants

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Dr Ashwin Kassan, Dental Implants, Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon

Dental Implants Including Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are anchored in the cheek bone, which is called the “zygoma” in human anatomy textbooks. The extra-long implant is placed from inside the mouth near the location of the bicuspid teeth. It goes through or right next to the sinus and anchors into the thick and solid zygomatic bone. This bone is much more solid than what is found in the back part of the upper jaw.

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