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A Guide to Zygomatic Implants

Having dental implants fitted can, with the requisite amount of routine hygiene and care, act as a permanent solution to a missing tooth or teeth.

However, there are some people whose mouths might not accept dental implants in the same way that other people can – why is that the case?

This article will look at what Zygomatic Implants are and why they are a necessary form of treatment for some.

An Introduction to Zygomatic Implants

The more common forms of dental implants have a base that is screwed into either your jaw or gums so that the implant will take and the bone or gums will grow around the implant base, keeping the implant in place.

However, there are people out there who don’t have sufficient bone or gums to screw into, either because they have worn away or have had other treatments in those areas.

It’s for this reason that Zygomatic Implants are so important; they don’t require a requisite amount of gums or jaw bone to screw into. Instead, Zygomatic Implants are diagonally inserted into your jawbone to reach your cheekbone, thus giving your new implants a far greater chance of staying in place.

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Your cheeks should have sufficient bone density to take to the implants so the Zygomatic Implants take advantage of this by using the extra amount of bone which will grow around the implant. The success rate involved with this type of dental implant lasting a long time is high, offering hope to patients who need to go down this route.

The finer details of Zygomatic Implants

It’s unlikely that you’ll be suggested getting Zygomatic Implants if you have enough jaw bone or gums to screw into. There isn’t as much of a need for you to go down this route as you could instead have the more traditional types of dental implant.

However, the cost of Zygomatic Implants can be high depending on where you get your treatment and the amount of missing teeth you need addressing. This can deter many people from getting the treatment that is necessary for them.

When you get your implant treatment done at London City Smiles, you can expect a thorough inspection of the condition of your gums and jawbone to see which type of implant is necessary for you.

Whatever type of implant you get, you’ll receive a local anaesthetic which will numb your mouth so that you’ll feel nothing as the treatment is performed. There will be a recovery period to consider, however, so be careful what you eat during this time, stay on top of your oral hygiene, and take over-the-counter painkillers if required.

If you’re ready to see what type of dental implants are right for you, contact the London City Smiles team for a consultation today.