Zygoma / Pterygoid Implants

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Zygoma / Pterygoid Implants

Due to an insufficient amount of jawbone in the maxilla (upper jaw), many patients have been told that they are not good candidates for dental implants. However, there are many alternatives to traditional dental implants— and our doctors have been well-trained in many of these alternatives, including Zygoma and Pterygoid implants.

If there is insufficient bone for traditional implants and bone grafts have not been successful, Zygoma and Pterygoid implants may be used as an alternative. These implants are significantly longer, and anchor into either the Zygomatic bone, cheekbone, the pterygoid bone, or the bone in the skull at the back of the upper jawbone.

These implants are designed to achieve the look and feel of traditional implants while avoiding the nine-to-twelve-month waiting period that many patients must undergo when faced with bone grafting.

Additionally, Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants are often immediately functional where traditional implants are not, meaning fewer clinic visits and less invasive surgical procedures.