Dr. Bruksch and Dr. Ozment attended a seminar at Alameda County Hospital in Oakland, California on Zygomatic Implants on April 22, 2013. It featured a live surgery seminar conducted by Doctor Edmond Bedrossian, DDS. Dr. Bedrossian has authored articles and textbook chapters on the management of the Zygomatic implant, as well as bone grafting techniques and immediate load protocols.
Zygomatic implants are a new implant for patients with severe bone loss. Often these types of patients are told that they are not candidates for dental implants. With the new graftless Zygomatic Implant Therapy procedure, the implant is embedded in the cheekbones (medically known as the zygoma), where there is enough bone to support the implant.
The advantage of this procedure is that the implant can be placed without surgery. Duration of treatment is minimal, and bone grafts can be avoided in nearly all zygomatic implant cases.
Please contact our office if you have any questions, or to find out if you might be a candidate for this procedure.