What is severe maxillary atrophy and how is it treated today?

In certain situations, the bone of the upper jaw can shrink and become significantly smaller to the point that sometimes it can literally disappear. This is what is known as bone loss or technically as atrophy. The result of this is an upper maxillary bone (jawbone) made up of a very pneumatized (containing lots of air) sinus area and is separated from the mouth by a thin bone, only a few millimeters thick. Colloquially, this is also known as jawbone loss, a situation where there is not enough bone material for conventional implants to be placed. Currently, our process involves using the cheekbone, or zygomatic bone, to anchor implants and place fixed teeth within 24 hours.