Zygomatic Dental Implants

If you want dental implants but lack the jawbone density to support them, we may have the solution for you.

Zygomatic dental implants are secured in the zygoma (cheekbone) to support an upper arch restoration like a denture.

Stubbs Dental Implant Center can determine if you're a candidate for zygomatic implants and place them with precision.


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A Closer Look at Zygomatic Implants

Unlike traditional implants, which are placed in the lower or upper jaw, zygomatic dental implants are secured in the zygoma, or cheekbone. After tooth loss, the jawbone lacks stimulation from the natural tooth roots, leading to atrophy. Oftentimes, dental implants can't be placed without bone grafting because of low jawbone density. The zygomatic bone doesn't atrophy with tooth loss, making it a more stable location for implant placement after jaw deterioration.

Ideally, our dentists want to support your All-on-X prosthetic with four implants. The two implants in the back are long enough to be anchored in the zygomatic arch. If you have enough bone density in the front of your mouth, we can place two traditional implants to provide more support for your All-on-X prosthetic.

The Unique Benefits of Zygomatic Implants

No Need for Preparatory Treatment

If you have bone loss in your jaw, you may have to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift before receiving traditional implants. With zygomatic implants, our dentists can use your zygomatic bones to support your implants, forgoing the need for these preparatory procedures.

Reduced Treatment Time

Bone grafts and sinus lifts can require healing periods of six months or longer. Because you don't need preparatory treatments to qualify for zygomatic implants, you can benefit from shorter treatment times.


Immediately Restored Function

A temporary prosthetic will be attached to the implants the day after your zygomatic implant procedure, giving you a full set of functional teeth even while you heal. In as little as 12 weeks, you can return to one of our offices so your dentist can attach your permanent prosthetic.

High Success Rates

Like normal dental implants, zygomatic implants have extremely high success rates. The success rate over 12 years is estimated to be 96.7%, making them a safe and long-lasting tooth replacement option.

Dr. Kirk Johnson Explains Zygomatic Implants

Dr. Kirk Johnson from our Lehi office appears on Fresh Living to discuss how zygomatic implants work and how they benefit patients.

Assessing Your Candidacy

Can You Benefit From Zygomatic Implants?

You may be a good candidate for zygomatic implants if you:

  • Have been told you don't qualify for dental implants in your jaw
  • Have bone loss and would require extensive bone grafting in your upper jaw
  • Want to replace all of the teeth along your upper dental arch

Before committing to bone grafting or a sinus lift at another practice, we welcome you to visit one of our offices in Bountiful, Lehi, Murray, or Layton, UT, to get a second opinion. One of our dentists can determine if zygomatic dental implants are right for you during your consultation.


Crafting Beautiful Smiles

At Stubbs Dental Implant Center, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of dental care for our patients. Our skilled dentists specialize in advanced full-mouth reconstruction with state-of-the-art dental implant procedures such as All-on-4® dental implants.

We serve the dental needs of Layton, Bountiful, Murray, Lehi, UT, and surrounding areas with exceptional customer service and the latest dental technology. Our team is committed to providing personalized care and addressing any of your dental concerns in a non-judgmental and caring environment.