Zygomatic Dental Implants
What is a Zygomatic Dental Implant?
Zygoma Implants or Zygomatic Implants differ from conventional dental implants in that they anchor into the zygomatic bone (cheek bone) rather than the maxilla (upper jaw). They may be used when maxillary bone quality or quantity is inadequate for the placement of regular dental implants. Inadequate maxillary bone volume may be due to bone loss as well as to pneumatization of the maxillary sinus or to a combination of both.
The minimal bone height for a standard implant placement in the upper jaw should be about 10 mm to ensure acceptable implant survival. When there is inadequate bone available, bone grafting procedures and sinus lift procedures may be carried out to increase the volume of bone. Bone grafting procedures in the jaws have the disadvantage of prolonged treatment time, restriction of denture wear, morbidity of the donor surgical site and graft rejection.
Our Dental Implants are placed by one of the most experienced implant dentists in Europe, Dr. Wilson Grigolli. Dr Grigolli has placed over 25,000 Dental Implants successfully over his career, and is one of the foremost experts in Ireland at placing zygomatic implants. If you are interested in discussing your case with Dr Grigolli please get in touch with the clinic and book your consultation.
I have been told that I am not a suitable candidate for Dental Implants, what now?
For patients with severe bone loss, extensive grafting procedures can be the only option and mean lengthy treatment times. But there is an alternative method using zygomatic dental implants, which are placed into the cheekbones, rather than the jawbone.
Our Specialist in Implantology Dr Wilson Grigolli has extensive experience placing dental implants, having successfully completed over 25,000 cases. His career experience treating patients enables Dundrum Dental Surgery to offer Dental Implants to patients who may otherwise have been deemed unsuitable or refused Implants in the past.
If you would like to learn more about your options for zygomatic implants, please contact the clinic and we will arrange a consultation with our Specialist as soon as possible.
Are Dental Implants suitable for me?
Our Implant dentist has successfully placed thousands of dental implants for almost every age and type of patient. Even if you have been told before that you were unsuitable for dental implants we can very likely help you with what can be life changing treatment. Call us on 01 2986029 to ask us anything about dental implants or send an email email@example.com
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We are situated on the Main Street of Dundrum Village, directly opposite Lidl, and situated between AIB and Carroll's opticians. Most of our patients find it most convenient to park in the Dundrum Village Centre Carpark directly opposite our practice.