If you’ve been advised against having traditional implants, you may be disappointed. Implants are widely regarded as the best option for tooth replacement, and they offer an array of benefits to patients with missing teeth. Traditional implants may not be suited to everyone, but often, alternative options are available. In some cases, when a conventional implant cannot be tolerated, it may be possible to restore the smile with zygomatic implants.
Zygomatic implants are dental implants with a difference. These implants are anchored by the cheekbones (the zygoma), rather than the jaw bone. Zygomatic implants are easier to tolerate than traditional implants, and they are suitable for patients who have lost teeth in the upper arch. These implants may enable you to enjoy the benefits of implants without undergoing grafting or a sinus lift procedure.
Our experienced dentists place zygomatic implants under sedation or local anaesthetic. In most cases, the new teeth can be fitted on the same day as the implants, making this a speedier option than traditional implants.
Zygomatic implants provide an alternative to conventional implants for patients who may be unable to tolerate implants as a result of a lack of strong bone tissue in the jaw. The procedure to fit the implants is less invasive, and patients can start enjoying the benefits immediately. Implants offer greater stability and functionality than dentures, and they produce long-lasting results.
If you have missing teeth and you’d like to find out more about zygomatic implants, contact us today and book an appointment. Our dentists will be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you have.