How Often Should You Visit The Dentist? One of the most common questions we get from new patients is how many dental checkups they should get per year. The answer to this question largely depends on each individual’s health status and dental history, and therefore should be scheduled at regular intervals as determined by your
What are Zygomatic Implants?
Zygomatic implants are a Swedish surgical technique which allows us to offer implants to patients who have suffered from a great deal of bone and gum loss in the past. Normally, we’d have to recommend bone graft surgery before such a patient could attempt an implant. This meant more time, expense, and surgical risks on the part of the patient. Zygomatic implants solve this problem by allowing implant placement within the course of a single surgery.
Zygomatic implants are longer than traditional implants, which means we can anchor them to two places: the upper jawbone, or your cheekbone (the zygoma bone). Upper jaw bone loss becomes less of a problem simply because we have more options for inducing osseointegration.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Zygoma Implant?
Generally, we will recommend a zygoma implant in three distinct cases:
- You are missing all or most of your teeth. If this is the case you are likely to have severe jawbone deterioration, making traditional implants more of a challenge.
- You have a severe periodontal condition which has created too much bone and gum loss for a traditional implant to work.
- You require implants in your upper jawbone. Typically, this is a very challenging location even for the healthiest of patients. That’s because your upper jawbone is very close to your sinuses, and the upper jawbone tends to be weaker than the lower jaw bone. Zygomatic implants solve this problem by affixing the implant to the cheekbone when necessary.
What Can I Expect When I Receive a Zygomatic Implant Procedure?
We start with a 3D CBCT scan which lets us create an accurate computer model of your jawbones, gums, and existing teeth. This tells us a great deal about the state of your bone so that we can create an implant placement plan. The CBCT scan allows surgery to be less invasive because we don’t have to open up your gums just to get a look at your jawbone. This is good news as it typically means you’ll enjoy faster recovery times and less post-operative pain.
Revitalize allows our patients to take advantage of our gentle sedation dentistry techniques while we perform the procedure. You’ll feel comfortable and calm as we do our work. We’ll follow your individual implant placement plan during surgery. Sometimes we’ll use a mix of zygomatic and traditional implants too, depending upon your needs.
As with regular implants, zygomatic implants require two procedures to complete. The first is the placement of the implant itself. The second is the placement of the crown. We will follow up with crown placement in four to six months, once osseointegration has had a chance to take place.
Do you have more questions about zygomatic dental implants? Give our office a call. We’ll be happy to help, and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment so we can determine whether or not zygomatic implants are right for you
Robin my hygienist was great, she kept me informed while working with my teeth. She also was soft on my gums and made sure it was a great experience. Dr. Patel explained in detail what was needed and what was not. He was very professional and told me the risks of a tooth that I know needs a crown. Other fillings he stated looked fine and pointed it out with actual photos that were in color and blown up for me to easily see.
I truly thought this experience was a five star rating! Thank you for everything. In and out in hour and 5 min and that’s because I was engaged and talking to. If I would have talked less it could of have been done in about 45 min.
I’m a talker.David N.7/07/2020
Nice about working us in for a toothache. Reasonable but safety precautions in place. Professional but kindness shown for our unique situation. Addition: My son had 4 fillings. It was a good experience for him. The estimate of cost was accurate. Also, the doctor worked quickly which is favorable for less jaw pain. I highly recommend Dental Depot, Dr. Patel!Karen Q.7/02/2020
When walking in there are strict guidelines due to Covid. You will be greeted at the front door, your temperature will be checked, and seated 6 feet apart. When taken to your room, you are required to use mouthwash and wash hands. After you are settled in your chair you can remove mask. Dr Talbot and Alexa work very hard in trying to provide top notch service. I barely feel the numbing needles. The procedure went great. Would trust them with my kids.julia l.6/30/2020
This was my first time at the Dental Depot. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted by friendly staff. My hygienist, Nicole, put me at ease from the moment I arrived and explained the process as she went along. She is wonderful!
I was then greeted by Dr. Patel. He was very courteous and also made me feel at ease. He took the time to answer all of my questions.
I highly recommend anyone coming here. If you have anxiety when you go to the dentist, like I do, it will disappear once you are going through the process.Lamar J.6/15/2020
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while or have been neglecting your dental hygiene, we want to reassure you that it isn’t too late to get back on track and prioritize your dental health. No matter what your age is, how healthy or unhealthy your teeth may currently be or when your
Top Causes of Toothaches If you’ve been experiencing a toothache, we feel your pain. The type of pain brought on when a tooth is distressed can make you feel absolutely miserable, which is why it’s important to figure out the root of the pain and get the proper treatment so you can feel better as