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Zygomatic Implants

Pure Dental Arts – 1503 Queen Anne Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109

There is a significant difference between placing a dental implant in the lower jaw bone and placing the implant in the upper one. On the upper jaw bone the oral surgeon must account for the sinuses, which complicates matters.  Some people don’t have enough jaw bone on the top ridge of their mouth to accommodate an implant. Others have sinuses that are too close to the jaw area, making a conventional dental implant unsafe. Though some surgical procedures can deal with the sinus area, often it’s best to avoid surgery if possible.  That’s where zygomatic implants come in.

What are zygomatic implants?

Most dental implants are placed in the part of the jaw known as the maxilla. Zygomatic implants are placed in what doctors and dentists call the zygomatic bone. You probably know it as your cheek bone.

Zygomatic implants are longer than standard implants, and are placed at an angle to reach your cheekbones. They are supported by smaller implants at the front of your mouth. These shorter implants wouldn’t support a prosthetic on their own, but thanks to the longer implants they remain firmly in place without causing sinus complications. 

Is there anyone who can’t get a zygomatic implant?

The condition of your sinuses will tell us a great deal about whether sinus lift surgery is a better option than a zygomatic implant. You won’t be able to tell just by looking at your mouth.

Beyond that, the eligibility criteria are about the same as for any dental implant: You need to be in good health, with no chronic conditions that might make surgery overly dangerous for you. Be sure to discuss all your health conditions with us, so we can assess whether the procedure is right for you. 

Are zygomatic implants painful?

They can make patients a little uncomfortable after surgery. During surgery we’ll use anesthetic to eliminate your pain. You can also opt for sedation to ensure the process is as pleasant as possible.

After the surgery is complete, you’ll need follow all of your aftercare instructions. That may include a prescription for painkillers, as well as one for antibiotics. 

How much do zygomatic implants cost?

Zygomatic implants significantly  cost more than regular implants. They offer a great solution for missing teeth.

Easy Ways To Get Started

If you’d like to see the difference that gentle, personalized oral health care can make for you and your family, please contact our office in Queen Anne (Seattle) WA. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and welcome you to our family

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Flexible Payment Options

In addition, we also work with third party companies that can help you finance your dental treatment with convenient and affordable payment plans. We accept payment through Care Credit and Lending Club Solutions.

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Most insurance accepted

We accept and are in network with most major PPO insurances. If you provide us with your insurance info, our staff can verify it. Insurance plans change frequently, so we’re constantly updating our coverage.

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Pure Dental Arts in Seattle, WA

Pure Dental Arts
1503 Queen Anne Ave North.
Seattle, WA 98109

Contact Us

Phone: (206) 486-8600

Office Hours

  • Monday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Friday: 7.30am – 4:00pm

Contact Us: If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our Seattle dentist office by phone or via our convenient online contact form.
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