zygomagtic implants

My greatest surprise was how little pain I had to endure after the operation…
Personally, the transformation has been brilliant both physically and mentally.. First class.” – Lee Pilling

why zygomatic implants?

Zygomatic dental implants are the answer where there is insufficient bone for ordinary dental Implants

We use Zygomatic implants when there is not enough bone for ordinary dental implants. The implants are longer than ordinary dental implants and engage the strong, dense bone that forms the cheekbone. This means that the implants can be used as an alternative to complex bone grafting operations, making it possible to carry out surgery and provide fixed teeth in one visit.

treatment with zygomatic implants

fitting zygomatic implants

Typically two Zygomatic implants are used along with 2-4 ordinary dental implants. Where bone availability is even more limited, four zygomatic implants may be used.

We routinely fit a fixed acrylic bridge on the same day as the implants are placed. Treatment with zygomatic implants is very similar from the patients perspective to conventional Teeth In A Day surgery.

Treatment

Treatment usually starts by ‘designing’ the teeth by making a ‘set-up’ arrangement of teeth in the new desired position. As patients who need zygomatic implants have usually lost large amounts of supporting bone, this can make a huge amount of difference to appearance, correcting the ‘collapse’ or loss of face height that is often present where dentures have been worn for a long time.

CT Scanning

We use our own CT scanning technology to produce a precise replica model of the upper jaw bone. This allows us to visualise the precise shape of the jaw and cheekbone, and pre-plan the surgery by cutting this model so we know exactly where our implants need to go.

IV Sedation.

To make the experience as comfortable as possible we recommend that all our Zygomatic Implant patients have IV sedation. We offer both oral and intravenous sedation for our patients who prefer to be less aware during their treatment.

IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of calm. Whilst you will remain conscious and will be able to understand and respond to questions from the dental team, it is normal to not remember very much at all. As a result time will appear to pass very quickly and many patients describe the sensation as having been asleep and ‘waking’ to find their treatment is complete!

Our team are all trained to ensure your time with us is as relaxing as possible.

To say I was apprehensive on the first visit was an understatement, again, the reassurance and professionalism shown from the whole team lessened the fears dramatically. My greatest surprise was how little pain I had to endure after the operation, and how little swelling there was, and how quickly that passed. Personally, the transformation has been brilliant both physically and mentally. First class.
Lee Pilling
I didn't fully appreciate just how much of an expert it takes to provide the level and quality of treatment I had. I also didn't fully realise what it would do for my self-esteem and confidence. I do a lot of public speaking and training in my job and I had found myself feeling very conscious every time I was with people. I was surprised by how much it had affected me.
Colin Brotherston
I was told by other dentists that implant work would not be possible on my teeth. As a long shot I called in to see Alex and he said corrective surgery would be possible. An amazing team, I felt at ease all the way through. If you are fed up with hiding your smile –JUST DO IT!
Mr Mark Hodgson
On the day of the surgery I was terrified but was put at ease by the surgical team and the needle went in my hand for the sedation and I knew nothing about the actual surgery. I am over the moon now with my new teeth, I am able to eat, smile and laugh without the fear of my teeth falling out, it has changed my life.
Sheila Edwards
I now have my old smile back, have teeth that look natural and function perfectly and I am no longer afraid to bite into hard foods. At last I am free of fixing/re-fixing my denture with messy denture glues and feel and look (so I am told), 10 years younger. I would recommend this procedure to all.
Lesley Clarke

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Alex Jones

Dental implant surgeon Alex Jones has successfully placed over 2000 implants

Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to see the delight, and sometimes emotion, on someone’s face when they look in the mirror as their treatment is complete and they see what they have been hoping for, and sometimes more.

It is a privilege to be part of a process which can often be life-changing. I can honestly say I have a true passion for the job that I am fortunate enough to do.

My team are a fantastic group of professionals committed to the standards of excellence and many years of hard work that I am proud to call Alex Jones Dentistry.

Alex Jones

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