Zygoma dental implants

Providing functional solutions for patients with little bone mass in their upper jaw

What are Zygoma Dental Implants?

Zygoma dental implants are special implants that don’t need to fuse directly to the jawbone. Instead, they extend further and attach to the cheekbones (zygoma). They are usually recommended when there is not enough jawbone for regular dental implants.

Bone loss in the upper jaw can be exacerbated over time by teeth extraction and wearing dentures. Zygoma dental implants also reduce the reliance on potentially painful and invasive bone grafting procedures.

Other forms of dental implant procedures, including bone grafts, require up to 6 months of healing and downtime to fully work. Zygoma dental implants are less invasive, and require far less healing time.

Why Zygoma Dental Implants from The Point Dental?

Tick Complimentary Consultation

We believe our clients deserve to have all options available to them. That’s why we offer free consultations for zygoma dental implant procedures. Using our industry leading technology, we will investigate if you’re suitable for zygoma dental implants, allowing you to make a well informed decision.

Tick In-house Procedure

At The Point Dental, we offer full service zygoma dental implant solutions. With our team of anaesthesiologists, dentists, and safe lab technicians, your procedure can take place in the one location, allowing you to find the perfect smile faster.

Tick Guaranteed Results

We believe that the best smiles come from the best possible workmanship. Our zygoma dental implant procedures are guaranteed to make you look and feel your best. If you are unsatisfied with the results, we will work with you find a solution that you are happy with.

Tick Dental Fear Treatment

When it comes to dental procedures, we know just how debilitating dental fear can be, The Point Dental team are trained to address dental fear by ensuring your safety and comfort at all stages of the procedure. Using modern technology and advanced methods, we aim to make your recovering as pain-free as possible.

How do Zygoma Dental Implants work?

Traditionally, replacing the majority of teeth in the mouth would require bone grafting, multiple implants, and up to a year of healing time. Permanent teeth would only be fitted after this healing period, resulting in a very long, unpleasant and expensive experience for patients.

Zygoma dental implants are directly anchored to the zygoma bone—the bone at the front of the skull that makes up the upper cheekbones.

  • The patient will undergo initial appointments to determine their suitability for zygoma dental implants.
  • Zygoma dental implants are inserted into the rear of the mouth.
  • If there is enough bone mass, conventional implants will be used in the front of the mouth.
  • If there is not enough bone density in the upper jaw, four zygoma dental implants will be used.

Due to the extensive nature of the procedure, it may take up to four months for patients to completely recover from zygoma dental implant procedures. However, the final result is well worth the wait—a full set of aesthetically pleasing, functional teeth.

Who is suitable for Zygoma Dental Implants?

Zygoma dental implants are suitable for patients who have suffered extensive damage to the upper jaw bone. Patients eligible for this procedure may:

  • Have exhibited severe maxillary bone loss
  • Not be candidates for traditional dental implants
  • Require fast, painless dental implant solutions
  • Exhibit an aversion to bone grafting procedures
  • Seek less invasive and less repetitive treatments

If you no longer want to wear dentures, or require a more extensive treatment than All-on-4 implants, then zygoma dental implants are perfect for you.

Zygoma Dental Implant costs in Melbourne and Geelong

After your initial complimentary appointment, the total cost of zygoma dental implants will be determine by your assessment. We will provide a fixed cost that covers the initial process and follow up consultations until you are fully recovered after your surgery.

To assist put patients, we offer interest free payment plans. If you fit certain requirements, we can assist with helping you access your superannuation early to pay for your zygoma dental implants.

What other options do I have?

There are several other options for dental implants and dentures. You can see their pros and cons in this table.

I'm Losing My Teeth ~ Options for Missing Teeth

However, if your upper jaw lacks bone density, there is simply no other option than zygoma dental implants.

Zygoma dental implants in Geelong

The Point Dental is located between Geelong and the Melbourne CBD in Point Cook. If you’re looking for zygoma dental implants in Geelong, we are a short 40 minute drive away.

Zygoma Dental Implants in Melbourne and Geelong from The Point Dental

At The Point Dental, we are committed to creating beautiful, lasting smiles. Your quality of life can improve dramatically with zygoma dental implants. To find out if you are suitable for this procedure, contact our friendly team, or fill out this online enquiry form here.

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