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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. This is usually due to a lack of bone in the upper jaw. Instead of placing the titanium implants in the jaw bone, longer zygoma implants are attached to the cheekbone.
Why choose Zygomatic implants?
Zygomatic Implants work differently to traditional implants that’s because traditional dental implants require bone in the jaw. If you suffer from long-term bone loss around the jaw you may not be suitable, however Zygomatic implants are attached to the bone.
Zygomatic implants are longer than traditional dental implants as they are attached to the cheekbone.
The majority of patients can have a fixed bridge fitted on the same day as the implants are put in place. Replacing dentures with implant-supported bridges can dramatically improve your facial appearance as well as restoring the natural biomechanics of your jaw.
You will be able to eat the foods you want to eat once again without a second thought. Denture implants are also easier to maintain as you won’t need to take them out to clean them. There is also less risk of losing the denture implants or accidentally breaking them.
How do Zygomatic implants work?
This procedure is carried out by two of our skilled dental implant surgeons. Fresh Smile Clinic is among a few clinics to provide such a service nationwide to patients with bone loss. We use specially designed Zygomatic implants that attach to the cheekbone.
Research has shown that zygomatic implants have close to a 100% success rate. Anchoring the implants close to the zygoma bone is also a much quicker alternative to bone grafting.
Bone grafts can take up to three months to heal whereas you could walk out of the dental implant suite the same day with zygomatic implants.