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What are Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic Implants are dental implants that are anchored in the cheek (zygomatic) bones. They are used when a patient has soft, thin, or even missing natural jawbone and it is not possible to ensure successful placement of regular dental implants in the upper jaw. 

They serve as an alternative for patients that do not want to prolong the treatment with the addition of sinus lift and bone grafting procedures that are used to increase the volume of jawbone. 

 
  • Are They Better Than Regular Dental Implants?

  • No, they are slightly different options, but both regular dental implants and zygomatic dental implants are equally considered the best methods for treating missing or damaged teeth.

  • They restore the function and aesthetics of a natural smile and, with proper care, can last a lifetime

  • The main difference between regular and zygomatic implants is that the latter is used when there is not enough natural upper jawbone to place regular implants.

  • In addition, zygomatic implants also reduce time of the overall treatment if additional procedures are needed to increase the volume bone in the jaw.

Anatomical representation of a female skull and zygomatic bones

What is the Zygomatic Implant Procedure?

The procedure does not differ much from the regular dental implant treatment procedure.

The only difference is that the screw used for zygomatic implants is longer than the screw of a regular dental implant and is engineered in a 45-degree angle to ensure a secure connection with the cheek bone (as highlighted in the image).

  • As mentioned before, sinus lift, or bone grafting procedures to increase the volume of jawbone are not needed when choosing the zygomatic implant option. 

  • This treatment method may seem intimidating at first, but – do not be scared! Our team of dental implant experts will assess you at every step of the treatment to ensure a pleasant experience.

Anatomical representation of zygomatic implants inside the upper jaw

How can I get Zygomatic Implants?

Same as with regular dental implant treatment it is important to see a dental implant expert first to determine what would be the most suitable treatment for your dental needs. 

Depending on the health of your upper natural jawbone, our experts will determine whether zygomatic or regular dental implants are more suitable for you. 

Of course, the first step is to book a dental implant consultation, so don’t hesitate and fill in the consultation form below or get in touch with us directly.

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East Finchley

91 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AG

Balham

143-145, Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DL

St Paul's Square - Birmingham

40 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1FQ, UK

Call us: 020 3322 3218

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IT IS SAFE TO VISIT US!

Updated: 21st of January

Dear patients,

Everyone of us has had to give up something due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Even such little things such as getting a haircut, lifting weights at the gym and other beauty and self-care activities are currently unavailable understandably. However, this is not the case for medical appointments.

According to the latest government guidelines, medical appointments – including visits to dental practices - are one of the few reasons you can leave your house, so we are encouraging everyone in need of dental treatment to book an appointment with us and not let your dental health suffer.

HOW IT WORKS? 

• Upon booking an appointment with us, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from our team.
• You can then use this e-mail confirmation of your appointment as proof of why you are outside, if needed.

HOW IS IT SAFE? 

• Our staff are equipped with additional PPE gear, to ensure as safe treatment procedures as possible.
• We have longer gaps between appointments to thoroughly clean and disinfect surgeries.
• We do a Covid-19 screening of each visiting patient before their appointment.
• Our waiting area is closed to ensure social distancing measures.
• Patients are asked to come only a few minutes prior to their appointment.
• We only let patients in the clinic as the appointment is about to begin.

We look forward to welcoming you to our clinics,
Stay safe and healthy.