For many reasons, loss of bone volume in the upper jaw can become too extensive to support conventional dental implants. Thanks to the advent of zygomatic dental implants, tooth replacement can be possible even if you have severe bone loss in the upper jaw! Zygomatic implants eliminate the need for bone grafting, making a full arch of new teeth possible for even more patients. If you’ve been told that you aren’t a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Johnny Shanks may be able to help you!
Unlike conventional dental implants, which are secured to the jawbone, zygomatic dental implants are placed in the zygomatic (cheek) bones. With support coming from a strong, stable facial bone, these dental implants negate the need for bone grafting to support a full bridge of fixed teeth. Zygomatic implants are one of the most complex surgeries in implant dentistry, and only a few dentists nationwide are trained in this procedure. With years of experience backing him up, Dr. Shanks routinely places zygomatic dental implants in Cookeville, TN. With these innovative implants, our team can offer you:
Zygomatic dental implants may seem more invasive than conventional implants, but they can be placed in a single procedure while you are under anesthesia, without any additional bone grafts. Because no bone grafts are necessary with zygomatic implants, we can often complete your treatment quicker, and provide you with a functional, beautiful new smile faster than with conventional treatment. Our team uses 3D cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to digitally plan your treatment before you arrive for surgery. During the procedure, your implants will be strategically placed into your bone to ensure maximum stability. This may also include placing conventional dental implants where your jawbone is strongest. We even offer multiple financing options for zygomatic dental implants, allowing you to split your payment into manageable amounts.