Zygoma: an alternative to bone grafting
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:
- Improved appearance
- Normal-looking teeth and gums
- Freedom to eat what you like
- Teeth that do not come out
- No more denture sore spots
- Long term tooth support
- Faster healing than bone grafting
- Low maintenance
*Please note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion.
Zygomatic implants are just one aspect of a dental implant treatment, so patients who know little about dental implant treatments usually need more information from their dental surgery before they can make an informed decision about their treatment. To ensure our patients get access to dental implant information when they need it, our team has made several information pages available on the Bond Street Dental website. On these pages, patients can learn more about traditional dental implant treatments, but also about new revolutionary treatments such as All-On-4. So, if you wish to obtain more information before your initial appointment at the Bond Street Dental Clinic, you could refer to these pages to learn more about oral rehabilitation surgery.
In addition to the information pages our team made available, patients can obtain dental implant information from other information sources related to the Bond Street Dental Clinic as well. One of these information sources is the podcast overview featuring Dr Larry Benge, which covers common subjects such as dental implants, but also general and preventative dentistry. Patients can also come to one of the free information evenings organised by the Bond Street Dental Clinic, which are designed to provide patients with specific information about the All-On-4 dental implant treatment. For more information on our information evenings, or to register your interest, head over to our free information evenings page and fill in the form to attend one of the seminars.