Zygomatic Implants vs Dental Implants: What’s the Difference?

The type of implant used will depend on the health and stability of the jawbone, as well the number and location of missing teeth.

Are Zygomatic Implants Permanent?

Zygomatic implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss and extensive bone atrophy in the upper jaw.

How Painful Are Zygomatic Implants?

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The placement of zygomatic implants is carefully executed to cause minimal trauma to surrounding tissues, which means less post-operative discomfort. This procedure is performed using sedation or under anesthesia, providing a pain-free experience for patients and helping them to feel completely at ease during the entire experience. All anesthesia options will be discussed thoroughly prior […]

How Long Do Zygomatic Implants Last?

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Zygomatic implants are permanent, low-maintenance teeth with nearly a 100% chance of lasting for at least 12 years and a good likelihood of lasting much longer, even a lifetime. If you’ve been told that you aren’t a great candidate for dental implants because of significant bone loss, there may still be options available to you. […]

What Is a Sinus Lift?

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What Is a Sinus Lift? Tooth loss is a significant issue, and not for aesthetic reasons alone. Missing teeth can affect digestion and communication and cause substantial changes to a person’s facial structure. Accordingly, dentists and oral surgeons encourage patients experiencing tooth loss to consider dental implants. Implants are a form of dental prosthesis consisting […]

Mini Implants vs. Regular Implants: Which Dental Solution Is Right for You?

Advances in cosmetic dentistry have paved the way for minimally-invasive, permanent solutions for missing teeth. Among all of the latest tooth replacement options, dental implants are generally considered the gold standard when it comes to comfort, appearance and durability. Implants are custom-made to look and function like your own teeth and are — without question […]

Bone Grafting and Sinus Lift

If you’re considering dental implants to fill in the gaps in your smile, one essential is that you must have enough bone structure in your jaw to support them. The general procedure for implants is that new porcelain teeth are “implanted” onto titanium posts which are screwed into a healthy jawbone. Once secured on the […]

All on 4 vs. All on 6 Dental Implants: Which Is Right for You?

The foundational component of a dental implant is the titanium post. The material itself is significant, since titanium has a remarkable ability to integrate directly with the jawbone. In other words, over time, the bone fuses securely to the titanium in a process known as osseointegration. Thanks to this special property, dental implants are able […]

What Are the Best Alternatives to Dentures?

The easiest way to stop bone loss is by recreating the roots of missing teeth, which is exactly what a dental implant does. Dental implants are securely anchored with small titanium posts that fuse with the bone.

Will Dental Implants Affect an MRI?

Many patients who undergo MRI tests have concerns about their dental implants affecting the procedure. Luckily, dental implants do not affect MRIs and vice-versa. What Are Dental Implants? Dental implants are replacement teeth that are made from titanium “roots” and dental crowns. The roots are implanted directly into the jawbone, so the crowns are long-lasting […]