Zygomatic Implants in Reading

Getting tired of your dentures is perfectly normal. You want the ability to eat and chew whatever you like as well as having a great smile and the confidence to go with it. So, you turn to the most common alternative, implants. 

However, implants require a minimum amount of bone density, something a lot of patients don’t have. This is because the lack of supporting teeth in your bone can lead to bone degeneration and loss. 

Under these circumstances, it’s often the case that patients are turned away by their dentists for implant treatment. So, if you don’t meet the requirements, where can you turn?

Linda Chamberlain – Woodborough House Dental Practice

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Don’t have enough bone for dental implants?

You don’t have to be stuck with your dentures forever. Here at Woodborough House, we can provide you with the answer if your bone tissue rules you out; an advanced treatment using zygomatic implants.

What’s a zygomatic implant?

Zygomatic Implants are similar to regular dental implants except they’re longer and can be anchored in areas of bone that other implants cannot reach. It’s a procedure not all dentists practice.

Where regular implants need a certain amount of bone for the titanium implants to fuse to, zygomatic implants are much longer and are placed in cohesion with the amount of bone you have.

Our expert team anchor zygomatic implants in the cheekbones where bone density is rarely an issue. 

Your cheekbones are dense and robust, providing perfect foundations for your zygomatic implants. This is also why we use longer titanium rods, so they reach from your gum to your cheekbone to provide extra strength to your new smile.

Why get zygomatic implants?

Using dentures for a long time can wear down bone and, as a result, can make subtle changes that can adversely affect the appearance of your face. A zygomatic implant can replenish your features by enhancing your facial structure with bespoke titanium rods, giving you the smile you’re searching for.

Why choose Woodborough House

The placement of zygomatic implants is a highly specialised procedure requires a skilled surgeon with expertise in this area of implantology.

Our zygomatic team includes dually qualified doctor and dental oral maxillofacial surgeon Dr Guy Mclelean and specialist prosthodontist Dr Nick Fahey. You will be in the best possible hands with our expert-led team.

Zygomatic Implants FAQs

How do zygomatic implants work?

Usually, a combination of one or two regular implants and two zygomatic implants is used. However, if your bone tissue is seriously depleted, we can use up to four zygomatic implants. 

Each set of titanium zygomatic implants is made bespoke to the shape and size of your bone structure. This means we meticulously plan and plot every aspect of your procedure before beginning it. 

Are zygomatic implants painful?

Here at Woodborough House, we pride ourselves in giving our patients the best and most comfortable experience possible. We’ll consult with you on everything to ensure you’re informed and at ease throughout your treatment.

Zygomatic implants are the less painful alternative to notoriously painful treatments like bone grafts. You’ll also be offered IV sedation; an option which gently puts you into a relaxed, semi-sedated mindset, so you won’t feel a thing.


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Straumann Dental Implant Treatment

Our preference

At Woodborough House Dental Practice, we prefer Straumann products because they are backed up by an excellent treatment system and long established company.


Unfortunately, this is not always the case with some other dental implant systems. Another advantage is that you can get subsequent treatment from a Straumann provider almost anywhere in the world.

We are flexible

We have plenty of experience using other well known implant systems. If you already have dental implants, then they can usually be restored. However, if your referring dentist wishes, we can offer you an alternative system.

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