Zygomatic Dental Implants
A fixed alternative for a poor or thinning jawbone
If there is insufficient bone in the top jaw to place the four implants, the ‘All on 4™’ procedure can still be an option with the help of a combination of Zygomatic dental implants and conventional implants.
What are Zygomatic Dental Implants?
Zygomatic implants are dental implants that are longer in length and instead of relying on jawbone for fusion; they extend past the upper jaw and anchor into the cheekbones.
The Zygomatic implants are inserted into the back section of the mouth, in combination with conventional implants used in the front. When there is absolutely no adequate bone available in the upper jaw, four Zygomatic implants are used. This is known as ‘Quad Zygomatic Implants.’
Why would I need Zygomatic Dental Implants?
Bone loss usually occurs after the extraction of the teeth and can be exacerbated over time due to the use of wearing dentures. This leads to the jawbone not having the minimum volume or quality of bone needed for dental implants. This means the ‘All on 4™’ procedure cannot be carried out using conventional implants.
Bone grafting was a traditional method that involved getting bone from the hip and transferring it into the jaw. Zygomatic implants are a solution, which reduces the need for bone grafting.
Only Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons have the skills and adequate training to carry out this procedure.
Zygomatic Dental Implants at OMFS Melbourne
If you have been referred for ‘All on 4™’ surgery or Zygomatic dental implants, please fill in our patient registration form here!