Zygomatic and Pterygoid Dental Implants in Gasport, NY

Have you been told in the past that you are not a candidate for dental implants because of bone loss? Do you want dental implants, but wish to avoid the multiple bone grafting procedures necessary to make your new smile a reality? Your Gasport, NY dental implant dentist, Dr. Igor Kaplansky, offers an alternative to the multiple surgeries of standard dental implant placement.

What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants?

graphic of dental implants on an x-rayZygoma dental implants open the door for patients who have been told that they are not dental implant candidates. Because they anchor to underlying support bone, zygoma dental implants mean patients can forego additional surgeries and the wait time associated with bone grafting.

Because they are longer and placed at an angle, zygoma dental implants can anchor into the bone at a much greater depth than traditional implants. Using the latest technology, including CBCT 3-D imaging, Dr. Kaplansky identifies the most structurally sound location for your zygoma dental implants.

Dr. Kaplansky’s Training and Experience with Zygoma Dental Implants

Dr. Kaplansky completed multiple clinical residency programs in advanced dental implantology. The training included live patient surgeries utilizing both conventional, zygomatic and pterygoid implants. These world-renowned courses were held in Brazil and Columbia, and taught by leading surgeons from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Columbia. An international team of dentists provided free dental implant treatment to indigenous patients who had no teeth and severe bone loss. These patients would otherwise not have had access to this treatment. 

The knowledge and experience gained by Dr. Kaplansky on this and other trips will allow him to incorporate zygomatic implants into his practice. Placing dental implants into zygoma gives hope of having permanent teeth to many full-denture wearing patients with severe jaw atrophy.

Few dentists and surgeons offer this innovative solution, which is why we encourage you to contact our Gasport, NY dental office to learn more about zygoma dental implants. Dr. Kaplansky may be able to offer you a solution that other dental practices could not.

Benefits of Zygomatic Dental Implants

Full denture wearers have all noticed that denture fit changes over time because of bone loss. Traditional dental implants have offered a solution for many people who want a more secure fit with their dentures without undergoing single dental implant surgeries to replace every missing tooth. By placing four to six dental implants per arch, dentures can “lock-in” using either ball or bar clasps. The result is that dentures stay securely in place.

Unfortunately for patients who have already experienced significant bone loss, traditional bone grafting surgeries may not be enough to provide adequate bone density to stabilize dental implants and the load from chewing. Zygoma dental implants bypass the resorbed bone and are implanted into the deeper bone for improved outcomes. Dr. Kaplansky can angle the implants to a more horizontal position and place a dental implant (or denture clasp) in an upright position using a custom abutment (attachment piece).

Tired of Ill-Fitting Dentures That Slip?

Learn more about zygoma dental implants. Contact Dentistry by Doctor Kaplansky to arrange a dental implant consultation and discover the latest benefits of modern dentistry delivered with a gentle touch in a caring and compassionate environment.