Fast Solutions With Zygoma Implant Treatment
Zygoma is an implant method applied to the upper jaw. It is applied with support from the cheekbones. It is used for patients who do not have a chance to apply dental implants due to excessive bone loss in the upper jaw. Studies show that the success rate of zygoma implants is between 75-100%.
The zygoma method provides the application of an implant-supported prosthesis made using a full prosthesis or bone graft for the rehabilitation of the upper jaw bone as a result of systemic and local factors such as early tooth loss, gingival disease, tumour removal. It is preferred in terms of providing treatment advantage to both the patient and the dentist.
How is Zygoma Implant Applied?
Zygoma treatment is applied similar to normal dental implant application. The success rate achieved during zygoma implant treatment under general anesthesia is at least as high as the success rate obtained with dental implants.
Planning and diagnosis stages are carried out before the application is made. During this period, the patient's tomography is taken and the anatomical structure of the zygoma area (upper jaw) is examined. Since the zygoma implants are very close to the sinus area, it is determined whether there is any pathology in the sinus area. While applying zygoma implants, the cut gingiva is sutured. In the upper prosthesis, the areas where the implants are applied are enlarged and tissue pomades are applied into the prosthesis. The old prostheses are used for about 6 months and recovery is waited in the area. After this waiting period, prosthesis can be applied. In the second step, the implants are connected with a metal bar. After healing, the measurements are taken and the permanent prosthesis is started to be applied.
Advantages Of Zygoma Implant
Zygoma implant treatment is a bit more difficult application than normal implant application. However, the best advantage of the zygoma implant is that it enables implants in patients who cannot be implanted because there is no upper jaw bone. New bone formation process, which is a long and expensive application, is not required in patients with osteoporosis. Another advantage is that it can be applied to patients whose jaws have been removed as a result of diseases such as accidents and cancer.
Although the zygoma fracture is the disadvantage of this treatment, it is treated without any problems when applied by a specialist. It is an excellent application in terms of gaining function in the severely melted upper jaw bone and in patients with partial upper jaw loss as a result of tumour operation.