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Zygomatic Implant Treatment

Zygomatic Implant Treatment Options and Technique

Zygomatic implants are an excellent solution for patients who lack sufficient bone in their upper jaw for other dental implant treatments.

Do you suffer from bone loss in your upper jaw?

Zygomatic implants are the perfect solution for patients who are missing teeth but lacking sufficient bone in their upper jaw for alternative dental implant treatments to work.

What are zygomatic dental implants?

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.

Not enough bone density for the normal all-on-4 procedure? Zygomatic implants are the best treatment option.The procedure is quick and effective and can be done in just one day.

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.

How do they work?

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.

  1. The front two dental implants are inserted an angle which allows the bridge to be supported by the bone at the front of the jaw. The bone at the front is denser and stronger and reduces the risk of nerve damage.
  2. The two rear dental implants are slightly longer and are surgically anchored to the ‘zygomatic’ arch or the cheekbone. The crowns and dentures are attached to this arch.
  3. The dental bridge is designed and manufactured to resemble and function the same as natural healthy teeth and gums.

The main aim of the zygomatic implants is to allow you to have attractive, healthy, and effectively functioning teeth again.

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Who are zygomatic implants suitable for?

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.

This includes:

  • Bone degeneration after a tooth falls out and is not replaced
  • Caused by periodontitis
  • Result of misaligned teeth
  • Infection that damages the bone

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.

What is the treatment procedure like?

Achieve the perfect smile once again with Zygomatic implantsAs with all of the treatments we offer at The Gentle Dental, we encourage you to take advantage of the free consultations we offer to new patients.

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.

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Why choose zygomatic treatment?

  • A new set of teeth can be fixed despite lack of bone
  • No need for bone grafting
  • Can last a lifetime if cared for correctly
  • You can eat your favourite foods again
  • Allows you to smile with confidence

Are there any risks?

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.

What are the costs of treatment?

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.

However, at The Gentle Dental, we have a range of different payment plans to suit all of our patient’s financial needs.

“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.


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