24th May 2022

What Are Zygomatic Implants?

If you have been turned away for traditional dental implants, zygomatic implants could provide the solution for you. Zygomatic implants are a real alternative for patients for whom traditional dental implants are unsuitable. Our implant dentist Richard Brookshaw is very skilled in extreme bone loss cases; he is one of only a handful of surgeons nationwide who is able to carry out zygoma implant surgery in patients with bone loss, using specially designed zygomatic implants.
In this blog, we take a look at some of the benefits of zygomatic implants and why they just might be the best option for you.

What Are Zygomatic Implants?

Zygomatic implants differ from other types of implants such as All-on-4, as they are anchored in the zygomatic or cheekbone hence the name. Typically, the zygomatic implant is ideal for patients who may have an inadequate or poor quality bone in their upper jaw, so regular dental implants would be impossible. When dentures have been worn for a long time, it can lead to the loss of large amounts of supporting bone which creates a ‘collapse’ or loss of face height. Zygomatic implants correct this loss of facial structure which also has a rejuvenating effect to the appearance of the face.

Zygoma Implants

Dr Brookshaw and patient Janice discuss her zygoma implants in this video, explaining why it was the best solution for her after so many years of struggling to find a dentist who could provide her with a fixed solution.

What is the Procedure Like?

Although Zygomatic implants are considerably longer than conventional implants, the treatment is very similar from the patient’s perspective. The placement of Zygomatic implants is minimally invasive, using our image guided surgery. Also, to make the experience as comfortable as possible, this treatment always takes place under sedation.

Same-Day Treatment

Once the surgical placement of the zygomatic implant is completed the bridge is fitted the same day. This removes the need for a waiting period for grafts to heal; meaning patients can be free of their dentures practically overnight. The whole procedure is completed in a single session, meaning you don’t have to wait six months for a confident new smile. The zygomatic treatment plan is also a faster alternative when compared against more complicated bone grafting procedures.

Recovery Times

One of the biggest benefits when it comes to zygomatic implants is the fact that the recovery time is relatively speedy. As mentioned above, the dentures can be fitted the same day as your surgery. But, the surgery itself does not require a bone graft and thus the recovery time can also be much faster –between 4 to 6 months.

Zygomatic Bone Implants at Dental Solutions

Our primary aim at Dental Solutions is to ensure every patient leaves feeling confident and happy. Richard Brookshaw has been helping implant patients for years achieve their dream smile. He is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer in all aspects of Implant Dentistry, so patients know they’re in the best possible hands for their zygomatic implants.

We want to make every patient feel welcome, which is why we offer a completely free, no obligation consultation. Let us show you how dental implants can improve your quality of life today. For further information about any of the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our attentive team who will be happy to help on 01925 756565. Alternatively, you can book an appointment through this link: https://gavinismydentist.com/booking.

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