Zygomatic Implants in Dawsonville, GA

What Are Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic implants are a type of dental implant that are used as an alternative to traditional implants. They are very long, and instead of anchoring only to your jaw bone, they anchor to your zygomatic bone, more commonly known as the “cheekbone.” With zygomatic implants, patients who may not be good candidates for traditional dental implants can restore their smiles at North Georgia Oral Surgeon. Call (706) 703-4323 today to schedule an appointment, and see if you’re a candidate.

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Zygomatic implants have a success rate of 97% to 98% in patients, making them a good option for people who may not qualify for traditional dental implants.

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Our Zygomatic Implant Process: What To Expect


Initial Consultation

To begin the process, your Dawsonville oral surgeon at North Georgia Oral Surgeon will perform a comprehensive oral exam, complete with imaging of your face and cheekbones. They will discuss all of your options for treatment, including zygomatic implants, and help you choose the procedure that’s right for you.

Implant Placement Surgery

Once you’ve been approved, you’ll schedule your implant placement surgery. To begin the process, your mouth will be numbed and you’ll be sedated for your comfort. Then, your oral surgeon will create an opening in your upper jaw, and place each zygomatic implant using a special drill. These implants anchor to the strong cheekbone, rather than the maxillary (jaw) bone.

Immediate implant loading

After they’ve placed your implants, your oral surgeon can place new teeth right away. Zygomatic implants are very strong, so they can immediately be loaded with implants as they heal.

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Healing and Recovery

After your surgery, you’ll get recovery instructions from your oral surgeon. After a couple of weeks, your mouth will feel normal. However, it may take 6-8 months or longer for your zygomatic implants to permanently bond with your bone tissue. You’ll come back to our office several times for follow-ups to check your progress.

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How Do Zygomatic Implants Differ From Traditional Dental Implants?

The biggest difference is that zygomatic implants are a lot longer, since they attach through your jaw bone and into your cheekbone. This is the primary advantage of zygomatic implants, too. Even if your jaw bone is weak or damaged due to oral disease, you can still get zygomatic implants, since they are not anchored directly to your jaw bone, and attach to your cheekbones, instead.

This means you can avoid additional surgical treatments like bone grafting and sinus lifts, which add more expense and at least 3-6 months of recovery time onto your treatment. In some cases, this may make zygomatic implants a better option for restoring your smile in Dawsonville, Gainesville, and surrounding areas.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Zygomatic Implants?

If you want to permanently restore your upper teeth but you are not a good candidate for traditional dental implants due to bone loss in the upper jaw, zygomatic implants may be your best option. With zygomatic implants, you can restore your smile and your bite more quickly compared to traditional implants with a sinus lift and bone graft, and enjoy results that will last a lifetime. Get in touch with North Georgia Oral Surgeon to learn more, schedule a consultation, and see if you’re a good candidate for treatment.