Dental implants in boneless jaws

The lack of maxillary bone is no longer an obstacle.

Clínica Pronova has become a reference in the Balearic community in this type of techniques, offering reliable and lasting results to its patients. Many dentists in Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca refer patients with little jaw bone to us for placement using advanced techniques. There are multiple techniques to regenerate the missing bone mass through the use of bone substitutes, membranes and growth factors that partially or totally reconstruct the lost bone.
These techniques offer the possibility of optimizing residual bone to the maximum, using anchors in bony areas in the oral perimeter. Its application requires advanced knowledge in implant surgery and its success rate is similar to conventional techniques.
Techniques that allow the placement of dental implants in jaws with little bone include zygomatic and/or pterygoid implants that are anchored at the base of the cheek bone and are therefore ideal for those patients who have lost bone in the buccal area.
Clínica Pronova was the first dental clinic in Mallorca to use zygomatic implants, an excellent minimally invasive alternative since it is not necessary to perform complex bone graft surgery. Zygomatic implants were designed for the placement of fixed teeth in patients without maxillary bone. They have been used successfully for more than 25 years for the treatment of patients with poorly bony mouths and therefore today we can say that it is a predictable, safe technique with long lasting results. Candidates for zygoma or zygomatic implants are those who meet the following requirements:
  1. Patients without maxillary bone to place conventional implants.
  2. Patients who do NOT want bone grafts.
  3. Patients who do NOT wish to be hospitalized.
  4. Patients who do NOT want long waiting times for fixed teeth.
  5. Patients who do NOT want the long and uncomfortable postoperative periods associated with bone grafting.
  6. Patients who want minimally invasive surgeries.
Depending on the amount of maxillary bone present in the patient, three variants of the technique can be used.
  1. Zygoma DUO: two zygoma implants accompanied by 2-4 conventional implants.
  2. Zygoma TRIO: three zygoma implants together with 1-3 conventional implants.
  3. Zygoma QUAD: used in the most severe cases and where only 4 zygomatic implants are necessary to place fixed teeth in 24 hours.
The surgical procedure with zygoma implants is performed under conscious sedation and local anesthesia, is ambulatory and does not require hospitalization. The postoperative period is usually tolerable and there is no excessive discomfort.
Another great advantage of this technique is that the fixed teeth can be placed 24-48 hours after the operation, so the quality of life obtained is immediate. Zygomatic implants have been a great revolution in dentistry, since they help patients with lack of maxillary bone to obtain fixed teeth even in 24 hours, with a tolerable postoperative period and without hospitalization, thus avoiding bone grafts from other areas of the body to regenerate the lost bone.

Real clinical cases

Before and after treatment

The patient comes to Clínica Pronova to replace, in a fixed and immediate way, a lost tooth in the anterior dental area. This patient was able to see her dental esthetic problem solved in one day, preventing the loss of the front piece from affecting her daily quality of life. Four months after this emergency operation, she was able to opt for the placement of the definitive prosthesis: a fixed ceramic crown, safe and durable, to replace the lost tooth.

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In your first visit we will make a rigorous examination of 1 hour, where we will do a dental and gum examination as well as conventional x-rays in order to offer you a complete diagnosis and service.

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Dental implants in boneless jaws

Clínica Pronova has become a reference in the Balearic community in this type of techniques, offering reliable and lasting results to its patients.