Zygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic Implants are used when there is insufficient bone to hold a normal dental implant. Zygomatic Implants are longer and are placed diagonally into the cheek bone (zygoma), to make use of the extra bone here.
The upper jaw bone has a tendency to shrink following tooth extraction. In some instances the shrinkage is so great that is very difficult to secure implants into the upper jaw bone without lifting the sinus floor and bone grafting which can increases the complexity of your treatment and the length of time your treatment will take. In complex cases such as these, our Implant dentists in Clapham Junction, Battersea can now place longer zygomatic implants into the cheekbone which can avoid the need to perform a sinus lift or bone grafting.
Usually, Dental Implants require a period of healing before new teeth can be attached, but with zygomatic implants we can connect fixed teeth straight away giving you a beautiful, confident smile when you walk out of the clinic.
To see if zygomatic implants can help you, please contact our practice in Clapham Junction for an appointment. Other alternatives can also be discussed with you such as All on 4 implants, same day smiles if appropriate.