"For patients with extreme maxillary resorption, extensive grafting procedures can mean lengthy treatment times. But there is an alternative. By anchoring in the zygomatic bone, zygomatic implants can enable an immediate loading protocol. This dramatically shortens time-to-teeth for increased patient satisfaction and allows patients suffering from severe maxillary bone loss to return to a normal quality of life." (From Nobel Biocare Website.)
I am fortunate to have been residency trained in the placement of Zygomatic implants and have been placing them since 2007. The use of zygomatic implants allows immediate teeth for those patients with extreme bone loss in the upper jaw. While the traditional zygomatic implant placement goes through the sinus, we utilize an innovative technique which preserves the sinus lining (thus minimizing sinus complications).
Below are actual patients of Irvine Oral Surgery: