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Categoría: Dental implants in Barcelona

Zygomatic implants

Zygomatic implants are long implants that are used when the patient has a sufficient amount of bone with which to anchor an average-sized implant. In these cases, harder bone types, such as in the cheekbone area are used to anchor the implants as these bones always maintain hardness and density.

These zygomatic implants can be used in cases of severe maxillary atrophy . Zygomatic implants are much longer than usual, the 6-strong implant usually measures some 30-55 millimeters and the Pterygoid ones around 15 to 20 millimeters.

Zygomatic implants
Zygomatic implants

Pterygoid implants

The pterygoid implants owe their name to the bone into which they are anchored, in other words, to the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone. This bone forms part of the base of the cranium and provides excellent anchorage to the back of the upper jaw, for those patients who have suffered bone loss, or reabsorption of the maxillary bone.

In relation to design, pterygoid implants differ from the conventional ones due to their greater length that ranges from 15 to 20 millimeters, and another notable difference is that they are inserted on an incline of up to 45 o < / sup>.

Zygomatic implants

Advantages of zygomatic and pterygoid dental implants

  • They are a good alternative to bone grafts with extensive maxillary reabsorption.
  • Their use safely and comfortably shortens treatment time for the patient.
  • They facilitate better aesthetics for the patient regardless of bone quality for implant anchoring.
  • But it is important to note that zygomatic and pterygoid implants are often accompanied by normal implants, depending on the quantity and quality of bone available to the patient.

FAQs about Zygomatic implants

In what circumstances are zygomatic and pterygoid implants recommended?

This is recommended for patients with a lack of bone in the posterior area of the upper jaw, and also to avoid bone grafts in the maxillary sinus

What is the procedure like for these implants?

These dental implants are inserted under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.

Can the patient return to normal life straight after the procedure?

Yes, the patient can resume normal life and activities following the procedure, the discomfort experienced is the same as with conventional implants.