WHAT IS A ZYGOMA IMPLANT
Zygoma implants are named for the bone that they are fused to – the zygomatic bone, more commonly known as the cheekbone. Compared to the jawbone, the zygomatic bone is much denser and provides a solid anchor point for the dental implant.
Zygoma implants are significantly longer than traditional dental implants because they are attached to the Zygomatic bone and anchored further away from the traditional jawbone alternatives.
This treatment is considered the light at the end of the tunnel for edentulous patients that have been rejected by specialists for the All-on-4 treatment due to significant bone loss in the upper jaw. This can be a result of health issues, natural degradation of jawbone density from age, or those without a sufficient presence of bone in the upper jaw region.
Zygoma implants have the same treatment steps as the All-on-4 Treatment. Essentially, the procedure involves 2 steps:
The successful placement of the inserts takes place over 5 appointments:
1. CT cone beam, X-ray, & examination
2. Surgery takes place
3/4. Fabrication of a temporary fixed denture
5. Final check-up. After 3 days, the patient will have a fixed temporary denture to use while waiting for the dental implants to integrate with the surrounding bone.
All stages of Step 1 require approximately 2 weeks to complete.
The placement of the permanent denture on implants, which is generally 8-12 months after.
Step 2 needs approximately 12 days to complete successfully.
Every 6 months patient is required to have a check-up and cleaning at our hospital or any local specialist.
The key difference between All-on-4 treatments and Zygoma implants, besides the sizes of the implants, is that the intricate Zygomatic work has to be conducted under general anaesthesia.
This means that this procedure can only be performed at a hospital and under strict health and safety conditions.
Zygoma implants have a remarkable success rate at around 97-98% with proper aftercare and attention.
WHY CHOOSE DR. HUNG & ASSOCIATES DENTAL CENTER (NOW WORLDWIDE DENTAL & COSMETIC SURGERY HOSPITAL)
At Worldwide Hospital, we are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, the latest technology, surgery rooms equipped with a central oxygen system, positive pressure setup, HEPA filtration system, and in-room monitored anaesthesia care.
Our team of doctors have over 25+ years of experience: Dr Hung is one of the oral health and procedural pioneers in Vietnam. Dr Hung and his team have performed thousands of successful oral surgeries with a 99% success rate.
We only use the highest quality materials and equipment sourced from Europe & the U.S. Our in-house dental laboratory, along with our experienced prosthodontists will provide patients with the perfect smile.