Dental implants and grafting

Dental implants are titanium screws that act as anchorage for crown or bridges or locators to help stabilise removable dentures. Occasionally when teeth have been lost for long periods of time, or when pathology causes severe bone destruction, there may be insufficient bone width or height for implant placement. In such cases, bone/soft tissue grafting and sinus grafting maybe required prior to dental implant placement. 

There are generally two phases in the process of restoring missing teeth with implants. The surgical phase includes all procedures which enable the implants to be inserted into the jaw bone. Following healing and time for integration of the implant to bone which takes around 2-3 months, the restorative phase then enables the fabrication of the dental prosthesis/teeth.

It is important to note that like natural teeth, dental implants still require the same hygiene maintenance both at home and professionally by your dentist.

Initial consultation

During your initial consultations, our specialists will assess your suitability for implant treatment. Assessment will include:

  • Medical and habitual risk factors that may compromise success
  • Adequacy of bone quality and volume
  • Good standard of oral health/hygiene
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Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are an alternative approach to traditional implant surgery. Instead of relying on bone grafting to re-establish the missing bone for implants, zygomatic implant is a graftless procedures that take advantage of the cheek bone(zygoma) to anchor prosthetic teeth for the upper jaw. This method simplifies the implant process and significantly reduces recovery time. The main benefits of Zygomatic implants include:

  • Faster treatment and recovery time: Zygomatic implants eliminate the need for multiple surgeries, allowing you to enjoy your new smile sooner.
  • High success rate: Due to the density and stability of the zygomatic bone, these implants have a high success rate.
  • Improved oral function and aesthetics: Zygomatic implants restore the functionality of your teeth while preserving the natural contour of your face and smile.