Before the first visit
Way before a clinical diagnostic, patients realize they are losing their quality of life due to their dental problems. The diagnostic testing for zygomatic implants takes place during the first visit to the dental office. Before that, you may identify with several situations our patients described in their testimonials. From implant failures to progressive tooth loss, the quality of life of patients decreases over time. Having problems eating, biting fruits, or masticating are common. Speech and locution may also be affected by tooth loss. Finally, the use of a removable denture further lowers the quality of life and aggravates bone loss.
Clinical diagnostic testing for zygomatic implants
Having understood each patient’s complaints and history, the clinical diagnostic for zygomatic implants starts with a thorough oral examination by an expert. This is a visual observation of all areas of the mouth, teeth, gum, and structures around them. The tests are not invasive nor require anesthesia. In less than a day, the full diagnostic takes place.
Furthermore, a panoramic X-ray is taken as well as an X-ray computed tomography, such as a Cone Beam CT. Theses radiological tests allow visualizing the bony structures and assess the amount of bone available or lacking for regular dental implant placement. If you suffer from severe maxillary atrophy, in other words, if you do not have enough bone, zygomatic implants represent a safe solution.
Finally, these tests do not eliminate the need for other medical tests. For example, the anesthetist following you during the surgical procedure may need additional testing, such as allergies or blood testing. An essential element to understand is that these tests ensure that the treatment plan adapts to your anatomy and requirements. A thorough diagnostic provides the ZAGA Centers with the information they need to find a solution to your dental problems and recover your quality of life. Contact us for more details.