Zygomatic implants are an excellent solution for patients who lack sufficient bone in their upper jaw for other dental implant treatments.
The zygomatic bone is also known as the zygomatic arch and refers to the cheekbone.
Zygomatic implants are tried and tested rehabilitation solution to treat the edentulous atrophic maxilla.
The procedure offers an alternative to bone grafting and has been popular for almost two decades, and has resulted in many successful procedures.
If you have an insufficient bone in your upper jaw, your dentist may have told you you cannot have full arch dental implants.
We use zygoma fixtures (or zygomatic implants) combined with full arch dental implant treatments to offer a solution for those patients.
Bone grafting is not required for this treatment.
We do not have to attach artificial or natural bone in order to fix a new set of teeth.
Instead, we place 6 implants in the jaw bone, 2 of which extend into the maxilla sinus, securely anchoring the dense zygomatic bone and meaning movement will not occur.
It is then possible to fix a full arch dental implant despite a lack of bone in the jaw – meaning we can provide a beautiful smile for all of our patients.
Zygomatic implants work by fixing a replacement bridge using four dental implants.
However, the two rear implants are extra-long – this means they can reach the additional bone, giving your teeth better stability.
The main aim of the zygomatic implants is to allow you to have attractive, healthy, and effectively functioning teeth again.
This treatment is designed for those who have an insufficient bone in their upper jaw for other dental implant treatments.
Bone loss is a natural part of ageing, so this treatment is popular amongst more elderly patients.
However, anyone can be impacted by bone loss for a number of reasons.
If you have been told that you have the insufficient bone density for All-on-Four or standard single implants, then we may be able to restore your natural smile and fully functioning teeth in a single day using zygomatic dental implants.
During this consultation, our team will carry out a full mouth assessment to determine whether you have enough bone to support full arch dental implants.
If you do not, we may offer the zygomatic implant treatment as an alternative solution for you.
Our talented and experienced dental surgeons, like Dr Ali Rifai, will fully explain the procedure to you and answer any of your questions before we begin.
You can advise us on any dental phobias or anxieties so we will ensure the treatment will be as comfortable as possible for you.
A recent study into the surgical complications of zygomatic implants concluded that this dental implant option is a reliable, predictable and effective treatment method.
However, like all treatment methods, this does not mean it is not entirely without risks.
The study showed that the most frequent complications are sinusitis and lack of osseointegration.
However, these risks can be controlled through exceptional clinical standards and careful practice.
At The Gentle Dental, we can safely say that we are committed to providing both.
For the treatment to be successful, we must ensure it is carried out by a skilled oral surgeon fully-trained in zygomatic implants using high-quality products.
For these reasons, it can sometimes be a more expensive option.
“If you are local to Molesey and Need a dentist come to this clinic!” – Gabby R.
Get in contact today and we can discuss the best option for you. Call: 020 8224 7562.
We regularly see patients from Esher, Claygate, Hinchley Wood, Thames Ditton, Cobham, Walton, Addlestone, Chertsey, Chessington, Epsom, Hampton, Kingston, Shepperton, Staines, Sunbury, Surbiton, Sutton, Teddington, Twickenham and Woking and welcome new patients and referrals.
I am a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (BACD), a dental implant specialist, Six months Smiles and Gold Invisalign provider. I regularly attend study clubs in London ensuring I am always at the forefront of dentistry.
“It feels like an absolute blessing to be able to chew food again ‘properly’. I am so thankful…
Fantastic Dentist, I haven't stopped recommending their care, skill and professionalism. The opening times and appointment availability is…
Dr Ali and his team created a Hollywood smile for me. I am absolutely thrilled. I had horrid…
I have been a patient of Dr Ali Rifai at The Gentle Dental Practice for a while now…
I am completely delighted with the results of my Invisalign treatment. Thank you so much Ali for all…
Dr Rifai and his staff have been looking after my mother for several years, she's in her 90s…
I had a tooth filling with Ali at The Gentle Dental Practice recently. The finished filling is amazing…
I have recently been coming here to have work on my teeth and I’ve enjoyed every moment of…
What an amazing dental practice. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Dr Ali is great and understanding. I…
Ali is an excellent dentist. He also cares very much for patient well being. Ali also went beyond…
Did a great job of straightening my teeth with invisalign treatment!
Amazing service! You can have a crown made whilst you wait, and no more horrible moulds!! Highly recommend…
I visited The practice for the first time yesterday and had emergency dental treatment. Ali was absolutely brilliant…
I am delighted to be able to offer my thoughts regarding the dental work offered by Dr Rifai.…