This is a technique for patients with severe and extreme resorption of the upper jaw who wear full dentures, or with badly damaged teeth and little bone remaining, or patients where other surgical techniques have already failed. It is possible to regain fixed teeth in the upper jaw.
Our patient came to me and my team for one last opinion before giving up on having teeth fixed to her jaw. For several years, she had been told that she didn’t have enough bone in her upper jaw to undergo dental implant surgery.
It wasn’t a lie at all, as conventional implants would have been impossible. Only by using zygomatic implants, a much more complex surgery under general anesthesia, was it possible to carry out her rehabilitation.
The result is clear to see and he comes to see us twice a year for his maintenance appointments.