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Zygomatic implants

Bone loss in the upper jaw preventing you from getting conventional dental implants? Don’t want to undergo complex and invasive grafting surgeries to make implants a possibility? Explore zygomatic implants and avoid additional procedures with implants that are placed in your cheekbone instead.

  • Need to replace a full arch of missing teeth?
  • Have you been told you’re not a suitable candidate for treatment due to a lack of bone in your upper jaw?
  • Want an alternative to graftless, revolutionary All-on-4 procedure?

Then zygomatic implants might be an option you want to consider. The zygomatic procedure avoids the need for bone grafting as the implants are placed in the cheekbone instead of the jawbone.

No need for bone

The No Bone Treatment uses modern technology and longer implants to reach dense bone far under the gum line and into your cheekbone, for extra stability and success.

97% success rate

Studies have shown that zygomatic implants have a 95% and 100% survival rate, which is also seen in long term follow ups after ten years or more.

Immediately loaded

“The 5-year prognosis was found to be good for immediately loaded zygomatic implants together with conventional implants in severely resorbed maxillae.” – Source.

Faster healing time

As there’s no requirement for complex bone grafting, zygomatic implants speed up the implant process as there’s no further delay in recovery or healing.

Zygomatic Implant Guide

Average costs are usually £20,000+

Zygomatic implants are attached to the zygomatic bone and arch, a tried-and-tested rehabilitation solution for edentulous tooth loss. Learn everything you need to know about the procedure below:

How do they work?

Zygomatic implants fix a bridge that holds up to 14 teeth using just six implants, four in the jaw, and then a further two in the cheek bone. 

The dental bridge will be designed and manufactured to create natural-looking and functioning teeth and gums. 

Who they are suitable for

Zygomatic implants are designed for patients who have an insufficient density of bone in their upper jaw, which might prevent them from receiving conventional dental implant treatments.

Bone loss can happen for a number of reasons like ageing or as result of periodontitis or tooth loss.

What do they look like?

zygomatic implants

With any dental implant procedure, a consultation is the first place to begin. If you’ve had a consultation with another dentist who might have told you “no” or “it’s not possible”, then it might be worth considering a second opinion, with dentists like ourselves who have more experience in complex implant systems and brands.

The zygomatic procedure

  • No bone grafting required
  • Completed in just one day
  • Six implants placed in the jaw
  • 2 extending into the maxilla sinus
  • Movement not expected
  • Temporary teeth loaded

The two dental implants at the front will be inserted at an angle to allow the bridge to be supported by the jawbone. The angulation means the implants will be supported by the best bit of bone, which is denser and stronger.

The two rear implants, which are longer, will be surgically anchored to the zygomatic arch, which is where the crowns and dentures will be fixed.

Browse alternatives to fixing dentures or full arch replacement: Implant-Retained Dentures & All-on-Four.