When it comes to dental health, losing teeth can be a serious issue, affecting not only your appearance but also your overall well-being. Full mouth dental implants have revolutionized the way we replace missing teeth, and zygomatic dental implants are an innovative solution for those with limited options. In this article, we will explain what zygomatic dental implants are, how they work, and how Nuvia Dental Implant Center can help you regain your confidence and your smile.

What are Dental Implants at Nuvia Dental Implant Center?

Dental implants are man-made tooth roots designed to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth. Our expert team uses high-quality materials and advanced techniques to ensure optimal results for our patients. Our dental implants are made of titanium, a strong and durable material known for its biocompatibility, or easy bonding with the body, which allows it to fuse with the jawbone seamlessly.

The dental implant process at Nuvia Dental Implant Center is tailored to provide an efficient and comfortable experience for you. After the implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, we attach the teeth and deliver your permanent zirconia teeth the very next day. This unique approach allows the healing process to take place while the teeth are already in the mouth, reducing overall treatment time and improving patient comfort.

Nuvia’s high-quality zirconia teeth are custom-made to match the appearance and function of your natural teeth. Zirconia is a strong and durable material that is known for its ability to mimic the look of natural teeth, resulting in a beautiful, long-lasting, and functional tooth replacement.

Our innovative approach to placing full mouth dental implants with zirconia teeth the day after surgery sets us apart from other dental implant providers. We strive to deliver a comfortable and efficient experience for our patients, helping them regain their confidence and their smile in 24 hours.

When Traditional Dental Implants Aren't an Option

For some people, traditional dental implants may not be an option due to insufficient bone in the upper jaw. The maxilla, the bone that holds your upper teeth, can become too thin or weak to support dental implants. This can be a result of tooth loss, gum disease, or aging. In these cases, patients may be disqualified from receiving traditional dental implants, leaving them with limited options for tooth replacement. Here is an example of traditional dental implants:

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Loosing Teeth can lead to a series of complications, including the resorption or gradual disappearance of the jawbone. When teeth are missing, the bone that once supported them starts to deteriorate, leading to a reduction in bone volume and density. This process is known as bone resorption, and it can make it difficult for traditional dental implants to be placed securely.

traditional dental implants

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is another factor that can contribute to bone loss in the jaw. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to the destruction of the bone and other supporting structures of the teeth. This can compromise the integrity of the jawbone and further limit the options for tooth replacement.

Aging is also a contributing factor to bone loss in the jaw. As we age, our bodies naturally lose bone mass, and the jawbone is no exception. This decrease in bone density can make it more challenging for traditional dental implants to be successfully placed.

We understand the challenges faced by individuals who may not qualify for traditional dental implants due to insufficient bone in the upper jaw. Our team is experienced in handling such cases, and we are dedicated to exploring alternative solutions to help our patients restore their smiles and improve their quality of life.

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Introducing Zygomatic Dental Implants

The zygomatic arch is a part of your skull that connects your cheekbone to the side of your head. If the upper jawbone, called the maxilla, is too thin to hold dental implants, zygomatic dental implants come to the rescue. These special implants go into the zygomatic arch, giving them the support they need. So, even if someone doesn't have enough bone in their upper jaw, they can still enjoy the advantages of dental implants, thanks to zygomatic dental implants.

zygomatic bone

Zygomatic dental implants are a breakthrough solution for patients who may not qualify for traditional dental implants due to inadequate bone in the maxilla, or the bone that holds the top teeth. Developed as an alternative for those with not enough bone in the upper jaw, zygomatic dental implants offer a stable foundation for tooth replacement, even in challenging situations.

Unlike traditional dental implants, which are anchored in the jawbone, zygomatic dental implants are longer and anchored in the zygomatic bone or the cheekbone. This unique approach allows for the placement of dental implants in patients who may have been considered unsuitable candidates for traditional implant procedures.

One of the main benefits of zygomatic dental implants is their ability to bypass the need for bone grafting procedures before dental implant placement, which are often required to build up the jawbone before traditional implant placement. Bone grafting can be a lengthy and invasive process, with an extended healing period. Zygomatic dental implants eliminate this additional step, significantly reducing treatment time and providing a more efficient solution for patients in need of tooth replacement.

zygomatic dental implants

Additionally, zygomatic dental implants offer a high success rate, similar to traditional dental implants. They are made of biocompatible materials, meaning they are not likely to be rejected by your body, ensuring a secure and long-lasting bond with the surrounding bone. This results in a strong and stable foundation for the replacement teeth, allowing patients to enjoy the benefits of dental implants, such as improved chewing function, enhanced speech, and a more natural-looking smile.

Zygomatic dental implants are an innovative and effective option for patients with insufficient bone in the upper jaw. By utilizing the zygomatic bone as an anchor point, these implants provide a reliable and stable foundation for tooth replacement, helping to restore both function and appearance for individuals who may have thought they had no other options. 

Watch this video on what zygomatic dental implants are below to gain a better understanding. 

Nuvia Dental Implant Center: Your Solution for Zygomatic Dental Implants

We understand that some patients may feel discouraged when other dental implant providers disqualify them due to insufficient bone. That's why we have trained oral surgeons who are able to offer you zygomatic dental implants at select locations, providing a solution for those who may otherwise be out of options.

Our team of compassionate doctors are dedicated to helping you regain your smile and confidence. We understand the impact that missing teeth can have on your daily life, and we're here to provide you with the best possible care. With our expertise in zygomatic dental implants, we're able to deliver your permanent teeth in just 24 hours, even for patients receiving zygomatic dental implant treatment. We genuinely care about your well-being and are committed to restoring not only your smile but also your quality of life. 


Zygomatic dental implants are an amazing solution for people who have been told they can't get traditional dental implants because there's not enough bone in their upper jaw. By using the zygomatic arch, these dental implants create a strong foundation for new teeth, giving patients a chance to smile again. If you've been told that dental implants won't work for you, don't worry. Come see us at Nuvia Dental Implant Center for a second opinion. We have different techniques and options that might not have been available to the people who told you no. Take our 60 second quiz today, and let's explore how we can help you get your smile back.

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Aparicio, C., Manresa, C., Francisco, K., Claros, P., Alández, J., González-Martín, O., & Albrektsson, T. (2014). Zygomatic implants: indications, techniques and outcomes, and the Zygomatic Success Code. Periodontology 2000, 66(1), 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1111/prd.12038

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