Why do people go for Zygomatic implants abroad?
Zygomatic implants abroad are a low-cost alternative to the west. Zygoma implants as these are commonly referred to, are the choice of implantologist when there is a complete loss of bone in the upper jaw.
Dental Implants in an Aged Population: Evaluation of Periodontal Health, Bone Loss, Implant Survival, and Quality of Life
“Between implant placement and 6‐ to 7‐year interval, 13 patients with 40 implants had a cumulative survival rate of 94.6%…”
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|Zygomatic Implants||All on 4||All on 6/8||Removable Dentures|
|Fixed bridge is supported on implants placed in Zygomatic bone||Fixed hybrid denture is supported on 4 implants in jaw bone||Fixed bridge is supported by 6/8 implants in jaw bone||Denture has to be taken out every night|
|Graftless procedure||Graftless procedure||Bone graft may be needed||No need for bone graft|
|1-3 days||1-3 days||3-6 months||1-2 months|
|Highly stable||Highly stable||Highly stable||Not very stable|
Zygomatic Implants are longer than usual implants which are placed in the Zygomatic (cheek) bone.
Zygomatic implants avoid bone grafting and sinus lift procedures and therefore contribute to a shorter and more comfortable treatment.
Indications for Zygomatic implants are:
1. Terminal dentition, failing teeth or who are completely edentulous
2. Failed conventional implants
3. Failed sinus augmentation or bone grafting proceduresJournal of Osseointegration
Zygomatic implants placement
“Zygomatic implants could be an excellent solution for the rehabilitation of patients with severe maxillary atrophy.
This treatment option can reduce the complexity of the treatment and certainly shortens treatment time..”
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Patients with any debilitating medical conditions, for example, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, heart diseases, diseases related to blood, cancers, ongoing radiotherapy, have to be properly evaluated.
A proper assessment is important to ascertain if the patient can get this procedure. In some instances, the signed consent of their medical practitioner may be required.
One zygomatic implant is placed on each side of the maxilla, in combination with 2-4 conventional implants in the anterior region. For the totally resorbed maxilla, when placement of anterior implants is not possible the concept can be expanded by inserting 2 additional zygomatic implants in a more anterior position (Quad zygoma).
Zygomatic implants nowadays are usually immediately loaded with a fixed bridge.
The cumulative success rate over a period of 3 years was 98.3%.PERIODONTOLOGY 2000
Zygomatic implants: indications, techniques and outcomes, and the Zygomatic Success Code
“The best results (98.3% implant survival after 3 years) were obtained with moderately rough surface implants. According to the authors, the systematic reviews had several shortcomings…”
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Zygomatic implants includes the placement of implants, abutments, and hybrid fixed arch of teeth. This also includes all medical and surgical costs.
Zygomatic Implant is a system that gives you your smile and confidence back in a day.