Zygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic or Zygoma (Cheekbone) Dental Implants are typically utilised when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw for conventional dental implants. The benefit of using Zygomatic Implants is that the cheekbone is very strong and hence it is usually possible to make a bridge on the same day as the surgery. Typically the Zygomatic Dental Implant is placed as part of an All on 4 treatment plan.
Frequently after Zygomatic Dental Implant Surgery, a buccal fat pad (from your cheek) will be mobilised to cover the zygomatic implant for better healing. (video below)
To understand more about your jaw condition, I will require a CT scan of your jaw and will be able to confirm suitability and plan surgery for you.
During your consultation, I will evaluate your problems and inform you of various treatment options. If you wish to proceed, kindly let my team know and they will arrange a time and date for the procedure. Most zygomatic dental implants placed by me at Nuffield Dental can be performed under Local Anaesthesia, General Anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. (as requested by nervous patients)