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Regular Dental Implant vs. Zygoma Dental Implant

What is the difference between a regular dental implant and a zygoma dental implant?

Have you been turned away for dental implants by other dentists due to your oral health? 

Dental implants have become the gold-standard in missing tooth replacement, but for edentulous patients receiving dental implants can be complex. With advancements in implant dentistry, implants may now be a suitable option for replacing missing teeth for edentulous patients without the need for extensive bone grafting. This is made possible through the introduction of Zygoma Dental Implants.

Plano, TX implant dentist Dr. Bradley Dean offers several types of dental implants. Through the comprehensive analysis of the oral health and bite, Dr. Dean can help patients choose the style of dental implant that is right for them. The type of implant Dr. Dean recommends will vary depending on the number of missing teeth, location of missing teeth, and the stability of the jaw bone and overall oral foundation.

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Traditional Dental Implant Vs. Zygoma Dental Implant

What is the difference between a regular dental implant and a zygoma dental implant?

Traditional Dental Implant

Traditional dental implants are small titanium screws that Dr. Dean surgically implants into the jawbone. Dental implants require substantial healthy bone and surrounding gum tissue for support. The implant is placed in the empty root socket and allowed to heal for up to 6 months. During this time, the implant fuses with the healthy, stable bone tissue creating a secure bond that will act as a prosthetic root structure for a dental crown.

Zygoma Dental Implant

Zygoma dental implants allow patients who were once turned down for traditional implants a chance at receiving the same long-term oral health benefits of a dental implant.

Zygoma dental implants are surgically placed in the cheekbone above the jaw bone allowing patients with less stable bone tissue to receive a dental implant. Patients overall health and condition of their oral health will still be considered when choosing Zygoma implants. Zygoma implants can be used to secure a dental bridge or full denture. The style of restoration will be determined by the placement and number of missing teeth.

Which type of dental implant is right for me?

Whether you are missing a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, dental implants can be used to restore the health and beauty to your smile. If you are missing teeth, contact Dr. Bradley Dean for consultation. A thorough oral health exam will Dr. Dean to provide you with dental implant treatment options for replacing your missing teeth. Contact our Plano, TX implant dentist office or request a consultation using our online form.