Zygomatic Dental Implants

Zygomatic Dental Implants Are Designed Specifically for Patients with Bone Loss

Our specialists are some of the best in the world, placing zygomatic implants for patients suffering from extensive bone loss.
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We Specialize in Difficult Bone Loss Cases

At the Florida Dental Implant Institute in Naples, FL, we never refuse patients due to bone loss, thanks to advancements in Zygomatic Dental Implants. These special implants allow successful treatment for those who are ineligible for conventional implants due to severe bone loss, a common consequence of living with missing teeth. However, our skilled specialists can place Zygomatic Implants even with significant bone loss, providing a solution for Full Mouth Dental Implant treatments. If you’ve been deemed unsuitable for implants by others, consider a second opinion with us!

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What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants?

Zygomatic dental implants are a specialized solution for individuals experiencing bone loss. Unlike traditional dental implants, which are shorter and anchored in the jawbone, zygomatic implants are longer and designed to be securely anchored in the cheekbone, known as the zygoma. This design leverages the zygoma's dense structure, ensuring robust and long-lasting support for the patient. In comparison to traditional bone grafting techniques, zygomatic implants provide a quicker and more cost-effective solution.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Had Dentures - But Not Anymore

Ryan's dental needs demanded a speedy solution and we provided exactly that. In no time, his loose dentures were replaced with an all-on-4 implant system to give him back the full smile he deserved after dedicating himself to serving our country in the military. His delight is evident - mission accomplished!

Zygomatic Implants vs. Bone Grafting: Making the Right Choice

If you've been deemed unsuitable for dental implants due to severe bone loss, Zygomatic Implants at the Florida Dental Implant Institute could be your answer.
Historically, options for patients with upper jaw bone loss were limited to bone grafts, which had a lengthy 6 to 12-month waiting period, a longer healing process, and a lower success rate. Zygomatic Implants allow for teeth placement on the same day as the procedure, boasting an impressive 97% success rate and providing a reliable solution that attracts patients from around the globe.

What's the difference between both?
Zygomatic Implants
Bone Grafts with delayed implants
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9-15 months
High predictability
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Most often 2 implants
4-6 implants
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Immediate with treatment
9-15 months

The Benefits of Zygomatic Implants

No Requirement for Preparatory Treatment.

No Requirement for Preparatory Treatment.

Experienced jawbone loss? Traditional implants might require bone grafts or sinus lifts. However, zygomatic implants eliminate preparatory procedures by using cheekbones for support.

Reduced Treatment Time

Reduced Treatment Time

Bone grafts and sinus lifts may require healing periods of six months or longer. However, zygomatic implants do not require preparatory treatments and can significantly reduce treatment times.

Immediately Restored Function

Immediately Restored Function

Temporary teeth will be attached to the implants after your zygomatic implant procedure, giving you a full set of functional teeth while you heal. In as little as 12 weeks, you can return to one of our offices for your permanent prosthetic attachment.

High Success Rates

High Success Rates

Like normal dental implants, zygomatic implants have extremely high success rates. The success rate is estimated to be approximately 97%, making them a safe and long-lasting tooth replacement option.

Are Zygomatic Implants the Right Treatment for You?

Rediscover the joy of a confident smile. With our state-of-the-art dental implant solutions, you're not just getting a procedure—you're investing in a lifetime of laughter, conversations, and moments shared. Whether you're looking to replace a single tooth or achieve a complete transformation, our expert team is here to guide you every step of the way.

While many patients qualify for dental implants, conditions like bone loss can lead to rejection by some dentists. However, with our experience and advanced equipment, we accommodate patients with severe bone loss, including those suitable for zygomatic implants.

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Specialists in Complex Cases and Zygomatic Dental Implants

Dr. Eberele

Dr. Eberle, DMD, MD, FACS

who Gets the job done right, the first time

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Dr. Eberle is one of less than 100 doctors in the world with these credentials. He is recognized as a global authority on same-day dental implants, teeth-in-a-day, and All-On-4 procedures.
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While the placement of zygomatic implants is rare among dental practices, the Florida Dental Implant Institute is a leader in complex oral surgery cases and provides dental implant solutions for severe bone loss. Our surgeon ranks among the global best, with a track record of successfully placing thousands of dental implants.
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During your consultation, our implant specialist will evaluate the suitability of zygomatic implants for your unique case. One of the hallmarks of the Florida Dental Implant Institute is our ability to provide solutions for almost all cases, even for those patients who have faced rejections elsewhere due to significant bone loss.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are zygomatic implants?

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Zygomatic implants are similar to regular dental implants, but they differ in length and location. Instead of the jaw or skull, they are anchored in the dense cheekbone for support.

How do zygomatic implants differ from standard implants?

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Zygomatic implants are used exclusively in the upper jaw (maxilla) for patients with significant bone loss, making them unsuitable for regular implants. A unique feature is that the dental component (such as a fixed denture) is delivered on the same day as the surgical installation, offering an immediate functional transformation.

Who is a suitable candidate for zygomatic implants?

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If you've been denied a traditional dental implant due to significant bone loss in the upper jaw, zygomatic implants might be suitable for you. They utilize the zygomatic bones for support instead of relying on the jawbone.

What makes zygomatic implants effective?

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The density of the zygomatic bone provides stable and predictable support for the implants, allowing them to securely hold the dental component in the presence of bone loss in the jaw.

Why opt for a zygomatic implant?

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While not commonly offered, zygomatic implants have been around for over 20 years. Due to the complexity of the implant procedure, they require experts specialized in this unique treatment. However, they provide those with extenuating circumstances, such as low jawbone density due to prolonged tooth loss, the chance to receive high-functioning permanent dental implants.

Is the procedure more painful than standard implants?

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While there might be more swelling compared to standard implants, the pain level is similar. Pain can be managed with over-the-counter medication or prescriptions.

How can I determine if I need zygomatic implants?

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A 3D CT scan, paired with sophisticated software, is used to assess bone density and determine if zygomatic implants are necessary. or prescriptions.

Are there additional risks with zygomatic implants?

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The surgery for zygomatic implants is more involved, leading to increased swelling and bruising. However, with experienced surgeons, significant risks like sinusitis or nerve effects are uncommon. The overall risk profile is similar to conventional dental implants.

When should zygomatic implants be considered over other options?

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Zygomatic implants are chosen when there's insufficient bone for conventional dental implants and when bone grafting is not viable. They eliminate the need for supportive bone grafts, reducing overall treatment cost and healing time.

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