HQ Dental’s oral surgeon Mr Richard Moore can provide both zygomatic and pterygoid implants for patients with missing teeth and insufficient bone in the upper jaw for conventional dental implants.

When any tooth is lost, the supporting bone shrinks away (resorbs), which can be a major issue in the upper palate where bone depth is already limited because of the sinus.

Instead of placing the titanium implants in the jaw bone, zygomatic implants are extra-long implants that pass through the palate and connect with bone in the cheek (zygoma), or just beneath the eye socket.

Pterygoid implants connect further back into the pterygoid bone.

Both of these very advanced implants connect with bone which will always retain its density and strength and is never re-absorbed.

The revolutionary implants provide support for bridgework where there has been a significant amount of bone loss from the upper jaw and regular implants are unable to support a bridge alone.

HQ Dental is one of the few practices in the UK to provide this innovative replacement teeth procedure.

Zygomatic implants are a real alternative for patients for whom traditional dental implants are unsuitable.

 

What are the benefits of zygomatic implant treatment?

Zygomatic implant treatment allows patients with severe bone loss to benefit from fixed new teeth.

In the past patients had difficulty in eating and talking due to poorly fitting loose dentures caused by resorbed dental ridges (as the dentures have nothing to grip onto). Zygomatic implants give you the ability to eat and talk confidently.

According to research, zygomatic implants have an almost 100% success rate. Anchoring the dental implants close to the zygoma bone is also a much quicker alternative to bone grafting.

Bone grafts can take up to six months to heal, but it is possible to leave HQ Dental on the same day after a zygomatic implant procedure.

Zygomatic implants are precisely placed to avoid the sinuses, avoiding the need for sinus lift surgery.

How long does zygomatic implant treatment take?

A temporary replacement bridge will be fitted on the same day, so you won’t ever be missing teeth, and our expert dental technician team will then construct a permanent restoration that will be fitted later.

It is common to fit two zygomatic implants in addition to two to four traditional implants. If bone availability is low, four zygomatic implants may be used.

As the procedure is more complex than traditional implants, the operation is carried out under general anaesthetic.

Advanced dental implant treatment from a recognised expert

All procedures are carried out by specialist oral surgeon, Richard Moore. He is one of only a handful of UK surgeons able to fit these advanced implants. Zygomatic implant surgery is a specialism that HQ Dental takes real pride in.

Our practice is CAT scanner-equipped, which enables us to create a three-dimensional analysis of your mouth, bone density, gum and nerve health.

This allows us to plan your zygomatic implants and ensure the ideal implant placement to ensure they recover well and stay in place, eliminating the need for a bone graft.

Everything required for your treatment is produced on-site, and our experience has demonstrated that in-house laboratory involvement always guarantees the best results.

To find out more about zygomatic implants, just drop us a line.

Call Richard on 07770558114

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