Not everybody’s facial bones are built the same. Depending on the outcome of your diagnostic x-rays, extra long Zygoma dental implants may be offered in cases where the amount of bone available in the upper jaw is insufficient for our more common implant procedures.
Zygoma implants are anchored into their namesake, the zygomatic bone (more commonly known as the cheek bone), providing an alternative to grafting procedures in the upper jaw.
The procedure to insert Zygoma implants is performed under a general anaesthetic and conducted by a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon. As with the All-on-4® technique, new teeth can be connected to them within three days of the surgery.
In some cases, the upper jaw may be extremely deficient in bone, even in the anterior region. Our solution is to insert double Zygoma implants into both sides of the available zygomatic bone (cheek bone) to support a full upper set of replacement teeth.
As with single Zygoma, this procedure is performed under general anaesthetic by a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A full set of immediate teeth can be connected to the implants after one to three days.
Want to know more? Listen to Bond Street’s expert, Dr Larry Benge, explain exactly what a Zygoma Implant is and the advantages of this type of implant used today compared to 20 years ago.
In summary, the benefits to a patient of using a Zygoma or Quad Zygoma implant solution include:
Normal-looking teeth and gums
Freedom to eat what you like
Confidence to laugh
Teeth that do not come out
No more denture sore spots
Long term tooth support
Faster healing than bone grafting
*Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion.