Las Vegas OMS Offers Zygomatic Implants to Patients with Severe Upper Jaw Bone Loss

The Center for Oral Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada strives to offer a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Our services include corrective jaw surgery, wisdom tooth removal, and the diagnosis of facial pain, facial injuries and more. We also offer dental implants, which are changing the way our patients live.

Dr. Carlos Letelier provides our patients with a full range of dental implant procedures including zygomatic implants, which are for patients with severe bone loss. It is common for many patients to have been told that they are not candidates for dental implants due to a lack of bone in the upper jaw. However, these patients can benefit from zygomatic implants, which are the latest implant technology. This technology provides an excellent alternative to bone grafting for the severely reabsorbed jawbone with minimal surgical trauma and maximum oral function.
A professor by the name of Per Ingvar Branemark found that the Os Zygomaticus or the zygomatic bone consistently demonstrated dense quality and acceptable bone volume. He deducted that if nature could provide the dense type of bone we already know offers the most predictable anchorage, it would be logical to use this bone as compared to conducting grafting procedures on patients with severe bone loss.

Dr. Branemark and his team treated the first patient with zygomaticus implants in 1989. For the next ten years a follow-up study was conducted wherein the cumulative success rate for this new implant was 96.8%.

Dr. Carlos Letelier is pleased to provide zygomatic implants to patients with severely absorbed upper jaws. We are happy to evaluate any person who has substantial bone loss and who may be a candidate for the zygomatic implants we offer.

Zygomatic implants are longer than ordinary dental implants and are anchored in the very strong bulk of bone that forms the cheekbone. With minimal surgical trauma and maximum oral function, it is possible for Dr. Letelier to do the surgery in one simple stage instead of having to do complex bone grafting procedures in multiple stages.

If you would like to find out more or are interested in scheduling an appointment to find out if you are a candidate for zygomatic implants, give our office a call at 702-367-6666 during regular office hours. You also can get in touch with us via the ‘Contact Us’ form on our website.
Our goal is to work with you to achieve the best oral health, the most beautiful smile and the most favorable dental experience possible. Dr. Letelier consistently achieves excellence in diagnoses; procedures and patient safety & protection so you can rest assured that you are in the best hands possible when you put your trust in the Center for Oral Surgery.

COVID-19 Updates

A COVID-19 message and well wishes from the Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas to all of our patients.


The health and safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. Per CDC guidelines we will be continuing with or instituting the following measures. Other measures will be instituted as guided by the authorities.


  • Our staff will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE).
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