Everything you need to know about zygomatic Implants
Why do you need zygomatic dental implants?
Dental implants need strong bone tissue to provide a stable foundation. Some people, particularly those who have had removable dentures for a long period may have lost the density in their jawbone to support implants. Zygomatic dental implants will provide a stable foundation to support tooth replacements and bridgework.
With the fixed implant your new teeth will be stable, durable and long-lasting, giving you the ability to function normally when chewing food, talking, smiling and maintaining oral hygiene. Your new teeth will need to be cared for like normal teeth through maintaining basic dental health.
If you have lost bone density in your jaw due to ageing, tumour or atrophy, you may have experienced some ‘collapsing’ in your face. The zygomatic dental implant procedure has the added benefit of improving the jaw structure and therefore improving your facial appearance.
The zygomatic dental implant procedure
The zygomatic dental implant procedure, developed by Professor Branemark & Nobel Biocare in Sweden, works by using the cheekbone to anchor implants, to which bridges and replacement teeth can be attached.
Depending on the extent of bone deterioration, 2 to 4 zygomatic implants will be used to support 4 to 8 ordinary implants. Fixed bridgework on top of the implants will hold the replacement teeth.
Minimising discomfort and anxiety
At Arnica, we strive to make your treatment as painless as possible and so, to ensure your comfort throughout the zygomatic procedure, the treatment is carried out under intravenous sedation.
Our specialist anaesthetists will ensure that any pain and discomfort are minimised during treatment.
Arnica Dental Care is the region’s leading dental sedation practice and Centre of Excellence for minimising discomfort and anxiety through conscious sedation and gentle dentistry.
Additional complex surgical procedures not required
There is no need for a complex bone grafting operation, which can take up to six months to heal and several procedures to have full working teeth.
The zygomatic dental implant procedure is carried out in just one stage – this includes the implant placement and the fixed bridge. The procedure has an immediate impact on your ability to bite and chew, and will give you great looking teeth, which, if cared for properly, will last a lifetime.
Zygomatic dental implant procedure full assessment
Patients from all over the UK have chosen Arnica Dental Care for the zygomatic dental implant procedure.
If you have travelled some distance for your free-of-charge zygomatic dental implant consultation with Dr Ellie Ledger, you will have the option to complete a full assessment to save you having to return to get a detailed treatment plan and costing.
If you wish to proceed to a full assessment, a CBCT 3D digital scan will be carried out at Arnica to assess the amount of existing bone available, your suitability for zygomatic dental implants, and the extent of the treatment you require. A full treatment plan will then be provided.
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- What is the zygomatic dental implant procedure?
- How do they work?
- What is the procedure?
- How do we minimise discomfort and anxiety?
Centre of Excellence for Dental Implants
Arnica is a Centre of Excellence for dentistry providing leadership, best practice, research, support and/or training in several focus areas.
We specialise in minimising discomfort and anxiety before, during and after treatment
We are at the forefront of complex surgical procedures such as placing zygomatic dental implants.
Over 100 regional dentists refer patients to Arnica for treatment requiring sedation and for more complex surgical procedures such as dental implants.
Interest-free finance – the smart way to pay for zygomatic implants
Call 01242 655554 now to book your FREE no-obligation Zygomatic consultation with Dr Ellie Ledger
In your consultation Dr Ledger will:
- Explain the zygomatic dental implants procedure
- Discuss your suitability to zygomatic dental implants
- Outline the treatment plan and costs
- Answer any questions or concerns you may have
- Discuss dental sedation and how she will ensure you feel relaxed, comfortable and virtually pain-free and stress-free during the procedure