Advanced Missing Teeth Solutions for those with minimal jawbone
Tooth loss considerably affects not only the appearance of the smile but its performance as well. Dental implants offer the most effective solutions for missing teeth problems, addressing both the aesthetic and functional rehabilitation of a smile that has experienced the negative effects of tooth loss.
An implant treatment restores the beauty and proper use of a smile, but there are situations when the traditional method of placing dental implants is not possible. In such instances, other techniques of dental implant placement are considered, and one of these approaches involves zygomatic implants.
Zygomatic implants are used to restore an entire arch of missing teeth, particularly that in the upper jaw. The term “zygomatic” refers to the name of the bone into where the implants are inserted, which is the zygomatic bone (also known as the cheekbone).
Zygomatic implants are longer than traditional dental implants and instead of being placed into the jawbone, they are inserted into the much denser cheekbone.
Just like other dental implants, zygomatic implants successfully replace the role of lost teeth to bring back the health and beautiful appearance of a smile, especially in cases where traditional dental implant treatment is not possible due to various reasons.
Zygomatic Implants (each) £3,000
£250.00/Month (0% Interest / 12 Months)
£62.47/Month (9.9% APR / 5 Years).
Cost of Credit: £748.41. Total to pay back: £3,748.41
Why are Zygomatic Implants Used?
- To replace all the teeth on the upper jaw – Zygomatic implants are used for Full Arch implant procedures, as they can successfully replace the missing teeth in the entire upper arch. These implants are used to attach the fixed teeth restoration in place by being anchored to the cheekbone instead of the jawbone.
- To make a dental implant treatment possible even with insufficient bone mass – Dental implants offer long-lasting missing teeth solutions, but they cannot be inserted into the jaw of the bone quality and volume are not good. Zygomatic implants are inserted into the cheekbone, so they can be used to replace lost teeth even in cases of severe jawbone atrophy. They make it possible for patients who suffer from jawbone deterioration to still have all the benefits of dental implant treatment.
- To eliminate the use of a sinus lift or bone graft – In case of insufficient bone mass, supplementary procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lift may be done to augment the quality and volume of the jawbone in preparation for dental implant treatment. Zygomatic implants eliminate the need for these additional procedures because they are embedded into the cheekbone – where the dense bone is not affected by deterioration due to tooth loss – rather than the jawbone.
- For immediate teeth restoration results – Zygomatic implants are placed in an angled position into the cheekbone. The unique positioning allows the immediate loading of teeth restorations because the implants do not need to go through a healing period before the fixed dental bridge can be attached. Zygomatic dental implants immediately restore the healthy form and function of the smile, so the patient does not need to be toothless for any period of time after the implant treatment.
Who is the Treatment For?
Zygomatic implants are placed into the zygomatic bone (more commonly referred to as the cheekbone) instead of the upper jawbone. They are suitable in cases where dental implants are needed for the replacement of missing teeth, but the jawbone structure is not sufficient enough to enable the successful insertion of the implants. In these instances, the jawbone may have atrophied to the point where its thinness makes it quite impossible to support dental implants.
Zygomatic implants are also ideal for patients with loose teeth, or those who need to have the entire upper arch of teeth restored but have jawbone structures that have thinned because of different indications. They are also beneficial for those with loose dentures who are looking for a much better alternative to securing dental prostheses in place.
Jawbone deterioration may be caused by the following:
• Long-term tooth loss – when missing teeth problems are not addressed for a long time, the jawbone gradually deteriorates over time. This is because the bone does not get the stimulation (coming from the lost tooth roots) that is needed to maintain its healthy structure.
• Severe gum disease – when gum disease becomes severe enough, it may lead to the deterioration of the jawbone, making it much thinner than its usual healthy structure. As the jawbone deteriorates, they may not be enough volume to support the placement of traditional dental implants.
Benefits of Zygomatic Implants
- Ideal for replacing all teeth on the upper arch
Zygomatic implants can be used in an All on 4 dental implant treatment to restore the healthy function and appearance of all the teeth on the upper arch.
- Suitable for insufficient jawbone structure
As zygomatic dental implants are embedded into the much denser structure of the cheekbone, they offer permanent missing teeth solutions even in cases of the severely atrophied jawbone – which will not be able to support conventional dental implants.
No need for bone grafting or sinus lift
Procedures such as bone grafts and sinus lifts are done to improve the volume and quality of deteriorated jawbone so that dental implants can successfully be placed. These augmentation methods are not needed anymore with zygomatic implants, because they are instead embedded into the cheekbone.
Same day loading of replacement teeth
Replacement teeth can be attached the same day the zygomatic implants are inserted into the cheekbone. This means that there will be no toothless period for the patient, who can go home after the dental appointment within the same day with a healthy, beautifully restored smile.
Can be used to solve failed dental implants or bone graft
In cases where previous dental implant treatments (conventional, All on 4, or mini implants) have failed and the jawbone quality has been compromised, zygomatic implants can be used to provide a successful missing teeth solution. These implants can also be used when dental implants that have previously been placed fail as a consequence of a bong graft failure.
Zygomatic implants eliminate the need for a sinus lift or bone graft that can both be expensive, so the entire treatment cost can significantly be lower compared to implant placement requiring complicated procedures.