Dental Implants for
the oral cancer patient
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are inserted in the jaw bone in areas of missing teeth. After they are inserted, these implants have an artificial tooth attached to them. Dental implants are an excellent solution for many people who have permanently lost a single tooth, multiple teeth or those who use dentures. These implants can help improve a patient’s quality of life by restoring normal function of chewing, speaking, and biting. Implants can be used to retain a single tooth, multiple teeth or dentures.
In cases of severe bone loss and shrinkage of alveolar bone in the upper jaw, we can consider placing zygomatic implants. These are implants that anchor to the cheek bone and can provide a great alternative for stable denture restoration.
Our surgeons at the Oral Cancer Institute will collaborate closely with you dentist or prosthodontist to provide seamless care.