Zygomatic implants are a type of dental implant used to replace missing teeth, particularly in cases where traditional dental implants are not a viable option. The zygomatic implant is designed to provide a stable and long-lasting solution for individuals with severe bone loss in the upper jaw.

The zygomatic implant procedure involves the placement of one or more implants into the zygomatic bone, which is also known as the cheekbone. The zygomatic bone is much denser than the maxillary bone, which is the bone that supports the upper teeth. Therefore, zygomatic implants are longer than traditional dental implants, typically ranging from 30-52mm in length. The longer length of the zygomatic implant allows it to anchor to the denser bone of the cheek, providing a stable foundation for the replacement teeth.

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Our Zygomatic Dental Implant Package Includes:

  • Free Consultation with Dr Oberai

  • All clinical records, x-rays and photographs

  • All pre & post operative medicines (if required)

  • Zygomatic Implant surgery by Dr Oberai & his clinical team (with temporary teeth in place)

  • 1st & 2nd fixed bridgework

  • Review appointments with Dr Oberai

  • Final restoration fitted by Dr Oberai (3-4 months after placement)

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Why Are Zygomatic Dental Implants Required?

Zygomatic implants are generally used when individuals have lost a significant amount of bone in their upper jaw, which can occur as a result of various factors, such as advanced periodontal disease, trauma, or long-term denture use. Traditional dental implants require a certain amount of bone density for successful placement and integration. However, in cases where there is severe bone loss, zygomatic implants may be the only option for tooth replacement.

The procedure involves making incisions in the gum tissue to access the zygomatic bone. The implants are then placed and secured in the bone, and the gum tissue is sutured back into place. A temporary prosthesis may be placed while the implant integrates with the bone, which can take several months.

Once the implant has fully integrated with the bone, a permanent prosthesis can be attached to the implant. The prosthesis is custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and provides a natural-looking and functional replacement for missing teeth.

Overall, zygomatic implants are a valuable option for individuals with severe bone loss in the upper jaw. They provide a stable and long-lasting solution for tooth replacement, improving both oral function and quality of life.

If you would like to explore all your missing teeth options, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation at our clinic in Wilmslow, Cheshire today!

Zygomatic Dental Implants FAQs

Typically dental implants are placed at jawbone level, and then integrate with the bone to give you a secure solution to missing teeth. When this is not possible in the upper jaw, zygomatic dental implants are angled beneath the sinuses and are placed within the cheek bones (and then the integration occurs the same way) and two front normal implants are placed at an angle into the stronger, denser bone at the front of your mouth.
If you require a solution for your upper jaw and you have previously been told your unable to have implants due to insufficient bone, or have had a failed bone graft attempt. Then zygomatic dental implants may be an ideal solution for you.
One of the main benefits about this treatment is that unlike jaw bones suffering from bone loss (and requiring grafts) our cheek bones do not lose bone mass. This means there is no need to build up the bone before the implants are placed. Just like typical implant procedures, the mouth will be numbed and sedation is available for our more nervous patients and the zygomatic dental implants can be completed in one procedure (just like a typical implant procedure)
Yes. We offer 0% finance over 12 months to help breakup the overall cost of treatment. We also accept all major credit cards for the treatment to be paid off in one go.

Dr Nikhil Oberai

Meet Nikhil Oberai

Dr Oberai is the principal dentist and co-owner of The Croft Dental and Implant practice in Cheshire.

He is an Honorary Clinical teaching fellow at the University of Manchester for fifth year dental students. He also teaches postgraduate students as part of the Masters of Sc in Dental Implantology. With cutting-edge techniques and consistent and high-quality results, he teaches all over the United Kingdom and is leading the way in new age Implant Dentistry.

You are in very good hands with Dr Oberai when going ahead with any implant treatment.

Masters of Science MSc in Dental Implants (Manch) 2014
Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester for Masters in Dental Implants
Key Opinion Leader and lecturer for Osstem Dental Implants UK
Senior Tutor for the Advanced Implant Course at Dentale Training
Mentor for Cambridge Implant Academy
Mentor for University of Manchester Masters In Dental Implants
Clinical Tutor at Dental School University of Manchester