The patient complained of several missing and mobile teeth in the upper arch. The patient explained about his difficulty to chew foods and that he was experiencing a stutter. After thorough clinical and radiological examination, Maxillofacial Surgeon and Implantologist Dr. S. M. Balaji planned to perform complete extraction of the periodontally weak maxillary teeth followed by immediate implants placement along with zygoma implants, thereby providing a graft less and affordable alternative for tooth replacement.
All the maxillary teeth were extracted and dental implants along with zygomatic implants were placed. The zygomatic implants were placed by creating a window on the lateral wall of the sinus; the sinus mucosa was lifted away from the area where the implant would pass through; ensuring not to penetrate the membrane.
After a period of 3 months, complete osseointegration of implants with the alveolar bone was achieved and cosmetically well blended fixed ceramic prosthesis was placed onto the implants. The patient was greatly overjoyed to have a complete smile makeover using dental implants and also stated that he experienced an immediate change in his speech after placement of the prosthesis.
Keywords: Zygoma implants, implants, graft less technique, cheekbone implants, immediate implants.