Zygoma Implants for Upper Jaw: Advantages, Benefits, Procedure, Cost

Zygoma implants can immediately restore prosthetic teeth after surgery, helping patients with severe upper jaw tooth loss and reduced jawbone to get new teeth quickly within 3 – 4 hours.

Zygoma implants

What is Zygoma Implant?

Zygoma implant is a dental procedure used to implant teeth for individuals who have lost their teeth in the zygomatic bone area (zygoma bone). This method is typically applied in cases of severe tooth loss and insufficient jawbone for conventional tooth implantation.


Instead of directly inserting into the jawbone, the Zygoma Implant technique utilizes 2 to 4 implants supporting partial or full denture restoration for all missing teeth.
Zygoma implant with elongated and angulated shapes based on the position of the missing teeth to be placed in the zygomatic bone region, creating a solid foundation to support the entire upper denture.

zygoma implants structure
zygoma implants structure

Which Cases Are Suitable for Zygoma Dental Implants?

The Zygoma Implant technique is an appropriate and aesthetically enhancing solution for patients facing one of the following conditions:

  • Complete tooth loss with severe atrophy in the jawbone region.
  • Older adults with severe upper jaw tooth loss and significant jawbone deficiency.
  • Severe upper jaw bone resorption and failure after conventional sinus lift implantation.
  • Tooth loss with an associated reduction in upper jaw bone due to factors such as jaw disorders, diseases, or failure of traditional tooth implantation methods.
  • Complete upper jaw tooth loss without sufficient jawbone density for conventional implantation.
  • Patients seeking to restore masticatory function, speech, and facial aesthetics.

Comparison between Zygoma Implants and Conventional Implants:

Zygoma Implant fixtures and conventional implants are two different dental implantation methods. The specific application varies from case to case. The following is a comparison between the two methods:

Criteria for Comparison Zygoma Implant Regular Implant
Placement Location Inserted into the zygomatic bone of the facial region. Inserted into the upper or lower jawbone, within the gaps caused by tooth loss.
Scope of Use Applicable in most severe upper jaw tooth loss cases, even with limited jawbone remaining. Suitable for partial or complete tooth loss cases with enough jawbone support for implants.
Procedure Complexity Complex requires high-level expertise and is often performed under general anesthesia. Simpler than Zygoma Implant, usually carried out under local or pre-medication anesthesia.
Support for Artificial Teeth Immediate restoration with temporary fixed dentures, providing patients with new teeth right after surgery. Restoration with artificial teeth after 3 – 6 months, waiting for integration of implants with the jawbone.
Treatment Time On average, it takes around 3 – 4 hours to complete full upper jaw implantation. On average, it takes around 3 – 7 minutes to perform a single conventional implantation.
Cost Approximately $12,900 USD per upper jaw. Approximately $600 USD per implant.

Advantages of Zygoma Implants

Zygoma implant is an advanced method in maxillofacial dentistry and offers several outstanding advantages over traditional approaches. Here are some benefits of Zygomatic Implants:

  • Reduces the number of surgeries, shortening hospital stays and treatment duration.
  • Allows patients to have immediate temporary fixed teeth. You will have a complete set of teeth within one day.
  • Improves facial appearance, natural-looking teeth, and gums, enhancing confidence in smiling.
  • Enables eating without restrictions, as the teeth won’t fall out, and there will be no discomfort on the artificial palate, providing long-term tooth support.
  • Restores masticatory function for patients with severe jawbone resorption and who cannot undergo conventional implantation.
  • Avoids complications and reduces the number of implant grafts supporting front teeth due to the stability achieved in the zygomatic bone.
  • This method is suitable for both jawbone deficiency
  • Time and Recovery Savings: Zygoma implant does not require bone grafting to support the implantation process. Additionally, it allows for immediate prosthetic restoration after placing the implant fixtures. As a result, this technique saves time on surgery and recovery.
  • Stable Foundation: The zygomatic bone is considered a robust and stable area in the facial structure. By utilizing Zygoma implant, the fixtures anchored in this area create a stable and sturdy foundation for attaching artificial teeth.
  • Restores function and aesthetics of the face, enabling patients to eat well and communicate with confidence.

The Zygoma Implantation Procedure

Zygoma Implantation is a complex and challenging dental implant technique. This method requires highly skilled and experienced dentists to perform.

Besides, at specialized Implant clinics, the Zygoma Implantation process follows a systematic and stringent safety standard. Typically, a Zygoma Implant treatment for a patient with missing upper jaw teeth involves the following steps:

Step 1: Examination and Diagnosis

Conduct a comprehensive dental examination to assess the condition of the patient’s oral cavity and jawbone. Take X-ray images and CT scans of the zygomatic bone area to evaluate bone volume and density.

Examination and Diagnosis

Step 2: Treatment Planning

The dentist develops a detailed treatment plan, determining the specific implantation points, the angle to place the implant abutments into the zygomatic bone, and evaluating the precise locations for the main implant sockets.

Step 3: Implant Surgery

  • The surgery is performed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s health condition. Dentists access the zygomatic bone through small incisions inside the mouth or on the outermost part of the lips.
  • Implant Placement: After accessing the zygomatic bone, dentists graft long and rigid implants through the bone to create a foundation for the prosthetic teeth.
  • Suturing and Recovery: The post-surgery recovery period may last for a few weeks and requires strict adherence to post-operative procedures and specific dietary restrictions to ensure a successful healing process.

Step 4: Attaching the Prosthetic Teeth

Once the surgical site has adequately healed, the dentist will be attached prosthetic teeth to the implants, completing the Zygoma Implantation process.

Treatment Plan for Full Upper Jaw Tooth Loss

According to Dr. Joan Pi-Urgell (2010), patients with complete upper jaw tooth loss can undergo Zygoma Implantation in one of the following two scenarios:

Scenario 1: If the upper jaw exhibits mild to moderate bone loss in the front teeth area and severe bone loss in the posterior teeth area, the recommended approach is to place 2 or 4 conventional implants in the front teeth area and 2 Zygoma Implants in the posterior teeth area (1 Zygoma Implant per side).

Scenario 2: If the upper jaw experiences significant bone loss in both the front and posterior teeth areas, there are two options:

  • Option 1: Place 2 Zygoma Implants in the posterior teeth area and graft bone in the front teeth area to accommodate additional conventional implants.
  • Option 2: Place 4 Zygoma Implants (2 Zygoma Implants per side) without the need for additional conventional implants in the front teeth area.

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Best Dental Clinic for Zygoma Dental Implants

At Saigon Implant Center, the Zygoma Implantation procedure is performed in a closed treatment room, ensuring safety and success for the patient’s Zygoma implant surgery. Therefore, you can choose this dental for zygoma dental implant surgery.

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saigon implant center

Advantages of getting Zygoma Implants at Saigon Implant Center

Patients undergoing severe upper jaw tooth loss treatment with the Zygoma Implant technique at Saigon Implant Center will be treated by experts in the field of dental implantation. Notably, Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tan – an Implant specialist with over 15 years of experience in studying, researching, and practicing.

Noteworthy, Apart from being certified in Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tan has also completed training courses in oral and maxillofacial surgery, minimally invasive restoration, and painless dental implantation methods, such as:

  • A minimally invasive approach for full arch fixed implants Course
  • Professional Implant Advanced Course of OSSTEM AIC
  • Recognition of outstanding knowledge and skills in the advanced educational course and clinical training of Minimally invasive Implantology

Therefore, patients can fully trust him for both conventional dental implant techniques and Zygoma Implantation.

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saigon implant center

Additionally, Saigon Implant Center uses globally renowned Implant systems like Nobel Biocare (NobelZygoma), Neodent (Zygomatic Implant System), JD, etc. All types of Zygoma Implants with quality, integrate with advanced technology, ensuring high durability and stability, providing a strong foundation for prosthetic teeth.

After approximately 3 – 4 hours of implantation, patients need to be closely monitored and cared for post-surgery. Thanks to this, the recovery process after surgery takes place quickly, and patients can have their new teeth in just one day.

zygomatic dental implants
zygomatic dental implants
zygoma dental implant before after
zygoma dental implant before and after

How much do Zygomatic Dental Implants Cost?

Generally, the average cost of a Zygoma implant can range from around 8,000 USD to 30,000 USD per arch. This price typically includes the surgical procedure cost, dental materials and products used, post-operative costs, and other related expenses.

Country Unit Cost
United States per arch 15,000 – 30,000 USD
United Kingdom per arch 8,000 GBP – 15,000 GBP
Australia per arch 15,000 AUD to 25,000 AUD
Canada per arch 15,000 CAD to 30,000 CAD
Singapore per arch 20,000 SGD to 30,000 SGD
Vietnam per arch 10,000 USD – 12,900 USD

In short, to get a specific and detailed estimate of the Zygomatic Dental Implant cost for your particular case. You should directly contact Saigon Implant Center for consultation and discussion about the procedure and expenses.

The above information covers the entire Zygoma Implant technique. If you are experiencing severe upper jaw tooth loss, contact our doctors for direct advice via Email: saigonimplant@gmail.com or Whatsapp: (+84) 775-720-450.

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