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Zygomatic Treatment

The Zygomatic Implant Treatment Process

A Step-by-Step Guide

While understanding the concept of zygomatic implants is essential, knowing the treatment process can help you make informed decisions. This article provides a step-by-step guide to what you can expect during the zygomatic implant journey.

Consultation and Planning:

Similar to other dental implant procedures, the journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with your dentist. This initial visit involves:

  • Detailed examination: Your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, and facial structure to assess your suitability for zygomatic implants. This may include X-rays, CT scans, and impressions of your mouth and jaw.
  • Treatment plan discussion: Based on the examination findings, your dentist will discuss the proposed treatment plan in detail. This includes outlining the procedure steps, potential risks and benefits, and the expected timeline.
  • Addressing your concerns: This is an ideal opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, anaesthesia options, recovery, and post-operative care.

Implant Placement:

Once you and your dentist have decided to proceed, the zygomatic implant placement surgery can be scheduled. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Preparation: The surgical site and surrounding areas will be thoroughly cleaned and numbed with local anaesthesia or sedation, depending on your preferences and the dentist’s recommendation.
  • Placing the implant: The dentist will strategically place the zygomatic implants directly into the zygomatic bone, typically two or four implants on each side depending on your specific requirements.
  • Temporary restoration: In some cases, you may receive temporary acrylic teeth attached to the implants on the same day, allowing you to smile and eat comfortably while the permanent restoration is being crafted.

Healing and Follow-up:

Following the implant placement, you are going to have to allow your body time to heal and the implants to integrate with the bone. This healing process typically takes several months. During this time:

  • Follow your dentist’s instructions meticulously: This includes maintaining good oral hygiene, managing any discomfort with medication as prescribed, and attending follow-up appointments for monitoring and adjustments.
  • Dietary modifications: In the first months you may need to adapt your diet to softer foods to help healing and prevent complications.

Final Restoration:

Once the healing process is complete, your dentist will take new impressions of your mouth to create permanent prosthetic teeth. The final restoration can be:

  • Fixed bridge: This permanent bridge made of high-quality materials like zirconia or porcelain will be securely attached to the implants, providing a natural-looking and fully functional smile.
  • Removable denture: In some cases, a removable denture may be recommended, especially if specific considerations arise.

Enjoying Your New Smile:

Your zygomatic implants will last you for years if you take care of them in the proper manner. Your confidence will return with your smile and your ability to function better than you may have been before the implant process. Remember, this is a general overview, and your individual experience may vary. 

The next article in this series will discuss living with zygomatic implants, focusing on care, maintenance, and long-term benefits.

As always, consult your dentist for personalised advice and a detailed treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and situation.


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