Zygomatic Implants | All-On-4 Clinic New Zealand
Atrophy of the bones is a common and natural phenomenon that sometimes occurs after a tooth extraction. In many cases, this loss of bone integrity can be made worse when wearing dentures.
Many patients who have worn dentures for several years seek out options for implants for a more convenient dental solution. However, patients with advanced atrophy of the jaw bones may not have the minimum volume or bone quality which is necessary for these dental implants.
In many cases, you may not have the necessary minimum volume even when you still have teeth present! This often occurs due to severe infections, gum disease, and related problems.
How Zygomatic Implants Can Help
The good news is that All On 4’s New Zealand Clinic may still be able to help you. This comes thanks to our specialised Zygomatic Implants.
Also known as Zygoma, Zygomatic Implants are longer than traditional dental implants. Rather than using your jawbone, these implants bypass your weaker jaw bones and actually anchor under your cheekbones.
Why Use Zygomatic Implants?
The goal of these implants is to provide fully fixed teeth replacements for people who may suffer from severe bone loss or degeneration within their upper jaws. Zygoma implants are placed into the back area of your mouth – alongside traditional implants in the front part of the jaw. The Zygomatic Implants help keep the rest of your implants stable.
In even more severe cases, additional implants can be placed on either side of your mouth. This is known as a Quad Zygoma.
Bone Grafting as an Alternative
Additional treatment options besides Zygoma Implants include bone grafting. The current state of dental technology has allowed us to use a Sinus Grafting procedure with a bovine bone mineral.
The experienced surgical professionals here at our clinic in New Zealand have successfully performed hundreds of these procedures on patients of all ages.
We’ll help you determine if this option is more suitable for your current dental situation. We’ll use the following criteria to determine suitability:
- Bone Atrophy Levels: Depending on the severity of your jawbone atrophy, you may need to allow our grafts to consolidate and allow your implants to successfully attach in your mouth.
- Consolidation Period: This accommodation could take anywhere from 9 to 15 months – talk to your specialist at the New Zealand All On 4 Clinic to learn more.
- Temporary Dentures: While you’re consolidating, you will need to wear a set of temporary dentures. However, these are only used until your jaw is ready for permanent implants.
Zygomatic Implant Advantages
- Immediacy: Just like our All On 4 Zygoma Plus process, Zygomatic implants are much faster than other traditional methods.
- Safety: Older implant methods are associated with sinusitis, oro-antral fistula, and potential bacterial infections. This method greatly reduces these associated risks.
- Durability & Hygiene: Zygomatic Implants create comparable results to the Zygoma Plus procedure for strength, durability, hygiene, and more.
New Zygoma Plus Procedure Available!
One of our newest options here at our New Zealand Clinic, the Zygoma Plus procedure also adds a reconstructive process to your jaw alongside the highly effective Zygomatic Implants. Our experienced team will provide pinpoint sinus augmentation to help reconstruct jawbone areas alongside the implantation process.
This technique brings together several proven methods to increase the aesthetic and functional outcomes while improving the appearance and function of your teeth. By incorporating simultaneous bone grafting, Zygoma Plus improves the overall space in your jaw for even better results.
- More Accurate Implant Positioning
- Better Aesthetic Results
- Lower Risks with Grafting Between the Sinus and Oral Cavity
Learn More About Zygomatic Implants Today!
Zygomatic Implants have revolutionised the way you understand permanent dental solutions. If you’re tired of dentures and ready for a change, talk to our team to see all the wonderful options available to you.
To learn more about Zygoma, please contact us today at 0508 255 664 or email us on our contact page. We’ll be happy to tell you everything you want to know about the procedure – and to schedule your initial consultation to start the process.