Regular Implants vs. Zygomatic Implants

Regular Implants vs. Zygomatic Implants

Dental implants are a great option for people who suffer from missing teeth. This procedure has become one of the most popular procedures among dental patients.

A long-term solution, the help preservation of the jawbone, and comfort are a few of the advantages that dental implants provide to patients.

Dental implants are metal posts that are positioned into the jawbone because they fuse to the jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth.

Benefits of having Dental Implants:

• Stable support: Dentures, bridges, and crowns mounted to implants that won’t slip, so there will not be any problem when eating or even speaking.

• Long-term solution: Besides following a proper care routine and visiting the dentist regularly, implants are typically are long-lasting.

• Bone loss: Dental Implants will prevent further bone loss that begins to happen after tooth loss.

• Like real teeth: After the procedure, implants will look and feel just like real teeth, with the same stability and strength.

A great option when patients have lost their entire smile:

All on 4 implants: 4 implants are placed on your jaw, to rehabilitate the patient smile and teeth. By using only four posts, instead of one per tooth and the process becomes minimally invasive.

All on 6: 6 implants are placed on your jaw, to rehabilitate the patient smile and teeth. It is going to require more bone and more bone strength than an all-on-4.

To receive implants

In order to know if you’re a candidate, there is to be an evaluation by the dentists to ensure this treatment is suitable.

Healthy gums and adequate bone is a must. Because of the process that this treatment requires of osseointegration, the jawbone has to be strong enough to support the artificial teeth.

Osseointegration refers to the fusion of the implant with the jawbone.

In most cases, the implant treatment can be done in two visits. At the initial visit, the doctor places the implant and a temporary crown.

The second visit is recommended after a period of four to six months from the first visit, to permit the gums to heal completely in order to place the permanent crown.

As mentioned before, to be a candidate for this procedure the patient needs to have a good bone structure. Some patients may need additional procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lift to be a candidate for implants.

Bone graft: This refers to an additional procedure that becomes necessary in some cases before receiving dental implants.

The jawbone is what naturally holds the teeth.

Sinus lift: Also known as sinus augmentation, is performed prior to a dental implant in individuals who have suffered from a sinus cavity.

But what happens when a dental graph isn’t enough? As you can see, there are some conditions to be an appropriate candidate for this procedure. Unfortunately, not everyone is.

Patients who suffer from significant bone loss in the jaw have to undergo bone grafting procedures to receive the implants.

Many patients are looking for a solution that involves minimal surgical procedures and reduce treatment time, with Zygomatic Implants this is completely possible.

An alternative: Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are an alternative for patients with extreme atrophy (complete absence of the bone) of the maxillary bone.

In contrast to traditional implants, zygomatic implants do not require grafting procedures that usually mean lengthy treatment times.

But before getting to the advantages of this procedure, it is important to understand more about the treatment.

The zygomatic bone offers better density and sufficient thickness to provide anchorage and loading of an implant. Is situated at the upper and lateral part of the face.

The surgeon places the implants in the Zygomatic bone which allows the rehabilitation of the patients who suffer from bone loss.

The procedure requires two visits: An initial visit to do a complete diagnosis, place the implants and a temporary plate. This initial visit requires 5 to 6 days.

When patients have molars and premolars, extractions may be needed.

After a period of six months, the patients must return to place the fixed plate, which is also performed in 5 days. Our recommendation is to always save an extra day for any necessary adjustments.

Advantages of Zygomatic Implants

• The solution for a severe case of atrophy.

• The zygomatic bone (malar bone) does not reabsorbs, as opposed to the maxilla and the jawbone.

• Treatment time is quicker.

• It does not require bone grafting.

• It is an outpatient surgery, does not need hospital admission.

• Higher rate of success than conventional implants associated with bone regeneration.

• Lower cost (considering all the procedure and the visits)

• Immediate rehabilitation after implants are placed.

Contradictions and precautions of Zygomatic Implants are explained by the doctor before the surgery and do not differ from regular implants.

Most dental implants are successful, although it is the responsibility of each patient to follow the doctor’s recommendation.

We thought that sharing a few tips could be very useful to get an idea on how to take care after the procedure:

1. Good Oral Hygiene:

There should be no insufficient cleanness nor excessive cleaning on the implants.

The use of Waterpik is not recommended for zygomatic implants.

2. Avoid smoking:

Smoking can weaken the bone structure and can contribute to implant failure.

3. Visit the dentists regularly:

Visiting the dentist every six months is recommended to ensure the implant is in good condition.

Why visit an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Like any other dental procedure, there might occur contradictions. Imagine the worst scenario: the implant fractures. For example, in the case of a fracture of the zygomatic implant, a Maxillofacial surgeon should be able to fix it with any trouble.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons are oral surgeons that have undergone additional training to treat more serious dental issues, like the fracture of an implant.

When suffering from something serious, make sure to see a certified maxillofacial surgeon. They are prepared to work with hard and soft tissues, they treat sensitive areas like the gums and tough structures such as the jawbone.

Plus, Oral-Maxillofacial surgeons work closely with other surgical medical and dental specialists to optimize the treatment of different conditions.

Dentist in Los Algodones

Due to the wide variety of high-quality dental procedures for an accessible price, Mexico is one of the top destinations when considering Dental Tourism.

While there are many cities with great dental clinics, we know that when it comes to taking care of your teeth you’ll want to visit only the best dental place in Mexico.

Los Algodones, Mexico has grown a lot in the lasts years, thanks to its variety of clinics and amazing offer in dental care.

But how to choose the right clinic in a city with many and different dental clinics?

When choosing a dental clinic it should be considered:

• Prices: Traditional and Zygomatic Implants are usually expensive procedures. When talking of regular dental implants, the price depends on the brand of implants the patient and doctor choose and of each individual specific condition.

Restoring your smile and saving money is a reality in Los Algodones, Mexico if you visit Sani Dental Group.

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dental clinic credentials

 

• Clinic Credentials

Always ask to see the credentials of the clinic and the doctors. Credentials give the clinic standards to work with.

Researching the credentials of the doctor, it’s ensuring the dental health of the patient is in hands of someone with the experience and count with the accreditation.

• Doctor specialties

Make sure the dentists in the clinic have different specialties to be prepared to satisfy all the patients’ dental needs.

In order for the treatment to be as successful as possible, all Zygomatic Implants procedures must be performed by a maxillofacial surgeon.

Sani Dental Group doctors are specialized in different areas: periodontics, oral surgeons, implantations, and maxillofacial surgeons.

It is important to mention that they’re in constant training and preparation to offer our patients the best attention possible.

Every year, they attend different courses all around the world to continue learning and perform any dental procedure.

CT Scans

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of x-rays images taken of specific areas that provide the doctors with more detailed information than plain x-rays do.

Through the use of this new technology, dentists can perform better and give a more accurate diagnosis.

Sani Dental Group offers all diagnosis equipment. Additionally to all the top technology equipment, we have our own on-site laboratory to be able to treat all dental procedures with the best technology available.

For our patients’ convenience, reducing multiple visits, saving our patients time, and money.

We highly recommend having a CT scan at our clinic to plan the implant placement. The price for this scan is only $150 dlls. The diagnosis examination is totally free!

We count with a team of patients’ coordinators that are ready to assist you in everything you need to start planning your dental vacation.

They will gladly assist you with the set up for your trip and lodging, free shuttle service, payment facilities, and some useful tips to follow before and during your visit to Los Algodones, Mexico.

Last but not least, money shouldn’t become between you and the smile you’ve always wanted. It is worth mentioning our Dental Financing options.

We work with two trustworthy finance companies. To take advantage of this service our team of patients’ coordinators assists with this also.

They will provide an application form that can be sent by fax to the finance company. With this form, the finance company will be aware of the interest in a dental credit/loan.

Also, we can help to fill out all the necessary paperwork for a cost of $30 dlls, this way the insurance company can reimburse the money.

At Sani Dental Group we’re all about making our patients dental vacation as easy as possible.

Alexia Arvizu
Alexia Arvizu

Marketing Junior at Sani Dental Group that loves creating content to connect with others. I´am good at adapting to new situations and people.

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