Zygomatic Implants

What are zygomatic implants?

At Northwest Valley Oral Maxillofacial & Facial Cosmetic Surgery we can offer fixed teeth within 24 hours with the aid of zygomatic implants.  This is without bone grafting and only in 1 surgical procedure, no matter how much bone is left.

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Have your hopes to find a fixed alternative to your removable denture been crushed due to problems with bone loss?

Many patients have been told that they are not candidates for dental implants due to lack of bone in the upper jaw.  These patients can benefit from zygomatic implants.  Zygomatic implants are done for the edentulous upper jaw where there is severe bone resorption of the maxilla (upper jaw) where bone conditions have insufficient anchorage for a prosthesis (fixed bridges or overdentures).


These striking comparative skull examples demonstrate visually that someone loses more than their teeth; there are significant amounts of alveolar bone and soft tissue loss that need to be replaced in addition to the teeth.

The zygomatic dental implants provide such cases with the permanent solution involving minimal surgical procedures at a reduced treatment time, without sacrificing the expectations of success.

zygomatic implant graphic

Zygoma implants present a unique alternative for rehabilitating the severely resorbed maxilla, with only one surgical procedure and without the need for grafting.  The zygoma dental implant treatment is done in one phase:

  1. Tooth extraction (if required)
  2. Implant post placement
  3. Placement of the fixed prosthesis to the implants
An illustration of a mandibula with zygomatic implants

The advantage of the zygomatic implants over conventional dental implants are:

  • Zygoma implants may be done in severe bone resorption cases
  • Zygoma implants presents a graftless solution
  • Zygoma implants immediate function and short treatment time
a woman about to bite an apple

Dr. Hammond is one of only a few oral and maxillofacial surgeons here in Phoenix that have been trained in the placement of zygomatic implants.  If you have ever been told that you were not a candidate for implants because your bone resorption was too severe, come see us at Northwest Valley Oral Maxillofacial & Facial Cosmetic Surgery. This can be a life changing solution to a debilitating problem.

The day of the surgery the fixed teeth will be placed and the patient will be able to easily bite into an apple.

elderly couple hugging and smiling

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At Northwest Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, we are committed to the pursuit of Excellence. Our goal is to be the best possible provider of oral and facial surgery anywhere! Dr. Bradley Hammond, DDS, MD performs a wide range of expertise includes facial cosmetic surgery and dental implant placement as well as all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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