Zygoma implants are long – significantly longer than conventional implants. They generally measure approx. 3-5 centimeters, while regular implants are merely a few millimeters. Also, they are not single-handedly embedded in the jaw bone, but rather pushed through all the way into the cheekbone in a 45-degree angle.
They end up being used in cases of extreme bone loss and a conventional implant would not find sufficient support. Also, zygoma implants constitute a valid alternative for patients shying away from bone augmentation. This way, the period of treatment can be reduced significantly without having to forfeit a very high level of stability.
During a personal conversation with your dentist, you will learn whether or not it makes sense to make use of a zygoma implant in your individual situation.