Implants For Patients With Bone Loss
Boneless patients are considered complex cases to treat in the implantology world. They lack bone to sustain a dental implant and their restorations require special dental implants and bone augmentation procedures. Dr. Eduardo Crooke´s long trajectory of specialisation of dental implants and teeth over implants together with his advanced training in boneless restorations with complex bone regeneration has been rewarded with 3 gold medals by Malaga´s dentistry College.
He is an international reference in the field of advanced surgery using guided and GPS controlled procedures that results in painless and minimally invasive treatments. This technology together with his training on special dental implants, allows him to maximise the existing bone and avoid the need for bone grafts.
After a CBCT scan and an implant study, we will be able to determine the need for bone grafts and the type of dental implant needed, whether it is short, mini, zygomatic, longer, etc..
The treatment times vary from 3 months (with teeth in a day and final smile in 3 months) to final smile in 1 week.
Missing teeth can lead to boneloss of the lower jaw
What are zygomatic implants?
They are one of the longest implants that are normally used in the mouth (around 45-55 mm versus the conventional 10 to 15 mm) and are placed as conventional anchored implants but slightly up, in the zygomatic bone.
When is it appropriate to use zygomatic implants?
- Severe bone resorption of the maxilla.
- Usually in patients who have many years without teeth.
- Patients who have suffered an aggressive periodontal disease.
- In patients usually have little bone in the jaw
- When recovery time and treatment are important.
- The patient still has some bone in the front of the jaw bone: 4 implants in the anterior maxilla and 2 zygomatic implants placed posteriorly.
- A patient suffering from total bone resorption placed 4 zygomatic implants, two in the anterior posterior position and 2 placed to fuse them.
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and conscious sedation, the anesthesiologist attended our consultation. The patient is awake, very relaxed and the time passes faster.
Illustration of Zygomatic Implant
What are they?
They are used when there is no bone. The size is equal to or less than 8mm.
When is it used?
Its use is subject to the anatomy of the patient, since he can not place implants of regular size (10 mm or more). We use short implants and dental grafts to avoid possible complications and not to damage sensitive anatomical structures (nerves, sinuses, etc.).
Short Dental Implants