Zygomatic Arch Implants
Zygomatic Implants are used when there is insufficient bone to hold a normal dental implant. The difference between a Zygomatic Implant and a normal dental implant is that the former is longer and is placed diagonally into the cheek bone (zygoma), to make use of the extra bone here.
Usually after extracting a tooth, the bone that held the tooth starts to shrink. In some cases the shrinkage is severe resulting in insufficient bone to hold a dental implant. This usually means a sinus lift and bone graft is required to build up bone structure and achieve better stability. In certain cases we can place longer Zygomatic implants into the cheekbone, giving better stability and strength to hold a implant retained bridge, and thus sometime negating the need for a bone graft. Zygomatic implants are placed carefully avoiding the sinuses, also eliminating the need for sinus lifts.
Benefits of a Teeth in a day zygomatic implant
Dental implants are a great solution to replace missing teeth, but can involve a 6 month period of waiting for the implant to fuse with bone before placing teeth onto the implants. With an Zygomatic Arch, you can place a bridge onto the implants straight away; therefore you will walk out of the surgery with a brand new smile.
To find out if a Zygomatic Arch is an option for you, why not book an appointment at our Dental Practices in London. Other dental implant treatments are also offered at Smile Cliniq in London such as dental mini implants and All on 4 implants.
Here are some before and after pictures of our recent all-on-4 cases:
Patients had poorly fitting loose dentures, which gave difficulty in eating and talking, this was due to resorbed dental ridges (which led to loose dentures, as they have nothing to grip onto)
Post Treatment Advantages: Fixed bridge linked to implants, giving patients the ability to eat and talk confidently.
Below is an x-ray which shows a case before Zygomatic Implants were placed and then how the dental implants sit in the jaw bone following completion.
What our patients say?
Dear Dr. Chetan Kaher,
I would like to thank you for your excellent care you gave me throughout my implant process. I am now able to bite properly into hard foods such as apples, without fear. I have also noticed that I am no longer shy when smiling!
I was very impressed that you and your surgeon, Dr Adeel Ali, answered my numerous queries and concerns promptly and reassuringly. I had come to your practice after visiting two other practices, one of whom advised that due to the thinness of my bone I was not suitable for “All-on-4” implant. Dr Ali assured me that by angling the screw he was able to do the implant. I was further impressed by Dr Ali’s portfolio of work and the transformations he made to his patients lives.
I found your and Dr. Ali’s care and treatment plans informative and comprehensive. The risks were clearly identified and formed the basis of my questions in helping me make up my mind to go ahead with the surgery. You also took time to inform my partner about the treatment and answer her queries.
Although I have Parkinson’s due to your considerate care it did not affect the treatment. In the event this was largely pain free.
Your teamwork approach was exemplified by your dental technician who provided valuable advice and came to see me and make final adjustments to the permanent implants despite the fact that it was his day off.
To sum up, the result of my implant has exceeded my expectation and is simply brilliant, and I am deeply grateful for the exceptional care you gave me.
Dear Dr. Kaher.
It’shas been over 18 months since you did the upper implants for me. I just cannot stop smiling, what you and your team did for me, has been life changing and I shall be forever thankfull. Life has moved on for me in so many ways for the better.
Yours faithfully, Martin Ryan.