Illustration showing how zygomatic implants are placed

Zygomatic Dental Implants

If you want dental implants but lack the jawbone density to support them, we may have the solution for you.

Zygomatic dental implants are secured in the zygoma (cheekbone) to support an upper arch restoration like a denture.

Stubbs Dental, serving Bountiful, UT, and beyond, can determine if you're a candidate for zygomatic implants and place them with precision.

A Closer Look at Zygomatic Implants

Unlike traditional implants, which are placed in the lower or upper jaw, zygomatic dental implants are secured in the zygoma, or cheekbone. After tooth loss, the jawbone lacks stimulation from the natural tooth roots, leading to atrophy. Oftentimes, dental implants can't be placed without bone grafting because of low jawbone density. The zygomatic bone doesn't atrophy with tooth loss, making it a more stable location for implant placement after jaw deterioration.
Ideally, our dentists want to support your denture with four implants. The two implants in the back are long enough to be anchored in the zygomatic arch. If you have enough bone density in the front of your mouth, we can place two traditional implants to provide more support for your All-on-X prosthetic.

Can You Benefit From Zygomatic Implants? Assessing Your Candidacy

You may be a good candidate for zygomatic implants if you:

  • Have been told you don't qualify for dental implants in your jaw
  • Have bone loss and would require extensive bone grafting in your upper jaw
  • Want to replace all of the teeth along your upper dental arch

Before committing to bone grafting or a sinus lift at another practice, we welcome you to visit one of our offices in Bountiful, Lehi, Murray, or Layton, UT, to get a second opinion. One of our dentists can determine if zygomatic dental implants are right for you during a free consultation.

Dr. Kirk Johnson Explains Zygomatic Implants

Dr. Johnson from our Lehi office appears on Fresh Living to discuss how zygomatic implants work and how they benefit patients.

Is This Oral Surgery Uncomfortable?

There's no need to be worried about any discomfort you may experience during this implant placement procedure. Our dentists in Bountiful, UT, and beyond only perform this procedure after patients receive general anesthesia. You will be in a sleep-like state during your zygomatic oral surgery and unable to feel any pain. 

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Your smile is one of your greatest assets. Give it the dental care it deserves to stay beautiful and healthy for years to come. At Stubbs Dental Implant Center, our dentists have the training, technology, and services to treat your entire family's needs in one office. Our dentists are some of the most awarded in Utah, and their accomplishments include:  

  • Best of State: Cosmetic Dentist 2023
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