Bone resorption along with lower bone quality often makes it impossible to place dental implants in the posterior maxilla. Zygomatic implants are then advised and anchored in to the zygomatic bone rather than the maxilla. Zygomatic implants are planned for the upper jaw in complex situations such as poor quality of bone, bone resorption, decreased height of bone over time or presence of air spaces or sinus.
Most of such cases can be done under local anesthesia on the same day itself. The quality of life improves a lot after the treatment as patients no longer have top deal with dentures or ‘no bone no teeth’.