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Our Brentwood office offers Zygomatic Implants as a more comfortable solution for patients who experience the most extreme form of bone loss in their upper jaw. For those suffering from maxillary bone loss and cannot be treated with a traditional implant surgery, this procedure offers an alternative solution to block bone grafting and sinus lift bone grafting, which typically requires taking bone from other parts of the mouth to support the implant.

Traditionally, bone grafts were the only solution to provide the adequate bone structure required to sustain conventional implants. Specifically when bone density was lacking in the upper jaw, the process of bone grafting was time consuming, painful and costly. In addition to a bone graft, the procedure often times required a sinus lift as well before the traditional implants and permanent fixed arch could be placed.

However with the development of Zygomatic Implants, periodontists can now perform implant procedures more efficiently, cost-effectively and comfortably for patients.

How do they work?

Unlike classic implants which are drilled directly into the mouth, these extra-long implants are rooted in upper jaw bone, closest to the zygomatic or cheek bone, and provides a secure foundation to support the implant. 1-2 extended implants are anchored on each side of the mouth near the cheekbone, along with an additional 2-4 regular implants that are placed in the front of the mouth, to sustain the new front teeth. The additional support is imperative in sustaining the longevity of dental implants in patients with bone loss as their upper jaw bone is usually very weak. The recovery time is four months, and once the mouth heals, the permanent crowns can be put into place for a set of fully functional teeth.

Advantages?

  • A minimally invasive procedure means more comfort and shorter recovery times. Because the majority of patients will not require a bone graft, the procedure is less painful than traditional implant procedures and has quicker healing times.
  • Same day smile. Patients do not have to wait for the mouth or gums to heal before the permanent teeth are affixed
  • Immediate results. Patients leave with fully functioning teeth that are attached to the implant on the day of the procedure.
  • Graftless procedure eliminates need for painful and invasive block bone grafting and sinus lift bone grafting.
  • Optimizes the time needed to achieve complete upper jaw restoration.
  • The strength and length of the implants allow for placement in upper jaw.
  • A single extra-long zygomatic dental implant is the equivalent of 3-4 regular dental implants.
  • Painless procedure performed under IV sedation while patient is asleep.
  • Cost effective alternative to traditional dental implants.
  • Can be inserted as Double Zygomatic implants or “quad zygomatics” on each side of the upper jaw, shortening the healing time as compared to bone grafting.
  • Necessary tooth extractions, Zygomatic Implants and the permanent fixed bridge can be completed in the same visit.

FAQ About Zygomatic Implants

Q: How can I know if zygomatic implants are right for me?

A: Zygomatic implants are an ideal treatment solution for patients who lack the adequate bone density needed to support traditional dental implants.

Because dental implants are rooted in the patient’s existing bone, a patient must possess enough bone density to support the implant. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky can accurately diagnose each patient’s unique case to determine whether they experience bone loss, and which implant is right for them. If a patient suffers from bone loss and cannot support traditional dental implants, zygomatic implants are a great alternative for you!

Q: Extra long implants in my jaw bone sound painful. Is this a heavily invasive procedure?

A: This procedure is quite the contrary! The graftless procedure means a bone graft or sinus lift procedure is not necessary, for a less invasive treatment, more comfortable, and faster recovery process. Zygomatic implants utilize the bone density from the zygomatic bone, (also known as the cheekbone), to securely anchor the implants and avoid the need for a bone graft.

Q: Who can perform a zygomatic implant procedure?

A: The procedure requires an expert trained periodontist or oral surgeon. There are only a number of periodontists capable of completing this specific type of dental implant treatment in California, and both Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are the only diplomats of the American Board of Periodontology and Oral implantology in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA.

A Diplomate is a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and who is certified by the American Board of Periodontology and Oral Implantology.

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FAQ

Q: I would like to get a gum graft for the gum recession I have had recently. My concern is my gums are rather inflamed and I don’t know if the procedure can be done while they are in their current state. How is inflammation addressed prior to and after a gum graft?
A: The inflammation of the gums can be taken care of with a professional cleaning and great oral hygiene home routine.  This step is essential prior to addressing gum recession, as a surgical outcome greatly depends on it.  You should see a board-certified periodontist to assess and treat your lost gum tissue in Los Angeles.
Q: I have receding gums and have lost a few teeth because of this. Can a dentist stop gums receding?
A: Receding gums can be caused either by trauma or periodontal disease. Only the removal of these etiologic factors can arrest lost gum tissue in Los Angeles. Gum recession follows bone loss and, if enough bone loss occurs, you will end up losing the teeth.  Since you’ve lost some teeth already, you may want to see a board-certified periodontist for diagnosis and proper treatment to prevent future gum and tooth loss.
Q: I dip and my gums seem to be receding on my lower left K9 tooth. Will it fall out? Also, is there any way that if I quit, my gums will heal themselves and push back up?
A: Dipping can definitely contribute to gum recession as it traumatizes gums continuously.  If recession progresses enough, you may eventually lose the tooth. Companies add polyester shards to tobacco to irritate and create wounds in gums for higher uptake of nicotine.  Besides gums recession, dipping can significantly increase the chance of oral cancer. We recommend seeing a board-certified periodontist to assist you in your quitting process and to treat and prevent future tooth loss. The gums will not heal themselves you will need professional help to see if it can be restored.

FAQ

Q: I would like to get a gum graft for the gum recession I have had recently. My concern is my gums are rather inflamed and I don’t know if the procedure can be done while they are in their current state. How is inflammation addressed prior to and after a gum graft?
A: The inflammation of the gums can be taken care of with a professional cleaning and great oral hygiene home routine.  This step is essential prior to addressing gum recession, as a surgical outcome greatly depends on it.  You should see a board-certified periodontist to assess and treat your lost gum tissue in Los Angeles.
Q: I have receding gums and have lost a few teeth because of this. Can a dentist stop gums receding?
A: Receding gums can be caused either by trauma or periodontal disease. Only the removal of these etiologic factors can arrest lost gum tissue in Los Angeles. Gum recession follows bone loss and, if enough bone loss occurs, you will end up losing the teeth.  Since you’ve lost some teeth already, you may want to see a board-certified periodontist for diagnosis and proper treatment to prevent future gum and tooth loss.
Q: I dip and my gums seem to be receding on my lower left K9 tooth. Will it fall out? Also, is there any way that if I quit, my gums will heal themselves and push back up?
A: Dipping can definitely contribute to gum recession as it traumatizes gums continuously.  If recession progresses enough, you may eventually lose the tooth. Companies add polyester shards to tobacco to irritate and create wounds in gums for higher uptake of nicotine.  Besides gums recession, dipping can significantly increase the chance of oral cancer. We recommend seeing a board-certified periodontist to assist you in your quitting process and to treat and prevent future tooth loss. The gums will not heal themselves you will need professional help to see if it can be restored.

FAQ

Q: I would like to get a gum graft for the gum recession I have had recently. My concern is my gums are rather inflamed and I don’t know if the procedure can be done while they are in their current state. How is inflammation addressed prior to and after a gum graft?
A: The inflammation of the gums can be taken care of with a professional cleaning and great oral hygiene home routine.  This step is essential prior to addressing gum recession, as a surgical outcome greatly depends on it.  You should see a board-certified periodontist to assess and treat your lost gum tissue in Los Angeles.
Q: I have receding gums and have lost a few teeth because of this. Can a dentist stop gums receding?
A: Receding gums can be caused either by trauma or periodontal disease. Only the removal of these etiologic factors can arrest lost gum tissue in Los Angeles. Gum recession follows bone loss and, if enough bone loss occurs, you will end up losing the teeth.  Since you’ve lost some teeth already, you may want to see a board-certified periodontist for diagnosis and proper treatment to prevent future gum and tooth loss.
Q: I dip and my gums seem to be receding on my lower left K9 tooth. Will it fall out? Also, is there any way that if I quit, my gums will heal themselves and push back up?
A: Dipping can definitely contribute to gum recession as it traumatizes gums continuously.  If recession progresses enough, you may eventually lose the tooth. Companies add polyester shards to tobacco to irritate and create wounds in gums for higher uptake of nicotine.  Besides gums recession, dipping can significantly increase the chance of oral cancer. We recommend seeing a board-certified periodontist to assist you in your quitting process and to treat and prevent future tooth loss. The gums will not heal themselves you will need professional help to see if it can be restored.