Zygomatic Dental Implants

Don't have enough bone for a dental implant? Try this alternative!

What Are Zygomatic Dental Implants?

Before and after photos of a zygomatic dental implants patient of Dr. Keller's in Kirkland, WA
Unlike traditional dental implants placed in your jaw bone, zygomatic dental implants anchor to your zygomatic bone (cheekbone).

You may be a candidate for this alternative dental implant if you:

  • Have been told you don’t have enough bone for a dental implant
  • Want to avoid months or years of bone grafting
  • Have failed dental implants, bone grafts, or sinus augmentations
  • Have been told you are not a candidate for dental implants
  • Want to replace your dentures
Bonus: With our Kirkland dentist, Dr. Shawn Keller, you can expect to leave your implant procedure with a new set of teeth – no waiting period.

Sound too good to be true? Schedule a consultation to see for yourself!

Dental Implants for Patients with Bone Loss

See why patients choose zygomatic dental implants in Kirkland, WA.

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Alternative to Bone Grafts

Speed up your treatment time

Traditionally, if you don’t have enough bone to support a dental implant, you will need a bone graft. This surgical procedure helps regenerate bone tissue and can take months, sometimes years, to achieve adequate bone structure viable for an implant.

With zygomatic implants, you can avoid bone grafting! Instead of placing the implant in your jaw bone (where bone deterioration has taken place), Dr. Keller places your implant in your cheekbone, which is dense and provides excellent support.

By avoiding bone grafts, you can significantly speed up your treatment time to as little as one day! 

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Replace Your Dentures

Eliminate denture problems

Dental implants are now commonly used to secure dentures. But if you have been wearing dentures or missing teeth for a while, chances are you don’t have enough bone to support it.

As time goes on, you are more likely to experience denture problems – slippage, discomfort, looseness, signs of aging, etc. – due to bone loss. That is, until now!

With zygomatic implants, you can replace your upper dentures with a brand new arch of teeth. Your new teeth will be permanently placed and custom-designed to look and feel like you were born with them. This process uses Dr. Keller’s Opens new tab to Same Day New Smile™ website Same Day New Smile™ technique.

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Restore Your Smile

Get new teeth in one day

As you age, your teeth may begin to fail you. This means more time at the dentist’s office, more money on treatments, more discomfort, and a loss in confidence. But with Same Day New Smile™, you can get a brand new, healthy smile in just one day!

Dr. Keller’s other website that discusses his invention Same Day New Smile. Opens in a new window.Same Day New Smile™ is one of Dr. Keller’s famous inventions. Instead of replacing each missing or failing tooth with an individual implant, Dr. Keller places a full arch of teeth using a minimal number of implants (often only four).

Dr. Keller has designed this technique to encompass both traditional and zygomatic dental implants. So even if you have been told you are “not a dental implants candidate,” you can successfully restore your smile at our dental office in Kirkland, WA.

This technique is similar to All-On-4 implants, however, Dr. Keller performs the entire procedure and places your teeth in ONE DAY! You won’t go another day without your smile.

How is this possible? Opens new tab to Dr. Keller’s Same Day New Smile™ websiteClick here to discover how our Kirkland dentist is changing dentistry!

I have had all of my teeth replaced with two bridges consisting of 4 implants per bridge. At first, I was a little skeptical, but my apprehensions were quickly overcome by the professional staff and the answering of all my questions and concerns. All in all, I couldn't be happier with my new set of teeth. I even traveled over 300 miles to get to Dr. Keller's office. It was well worth the trip.

- Steven, Actual Patient


Discover why patients and fellow dentists trust Dr. Keller.

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One of a Few
Only a select handful of dentists and oral surgeons are trained to offer zygomatic dental implants. Dr. Keller has traveled around the world to receive the highest level of education on this specialized dental implant.

His expertise has authorized him to now lecture other dentists on this dental implant technique.

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Technologically Advanced
Dr. Keller is able to perform these complex dental procedures in record-breaking time with the aid of the latest dental technology. Your entire treatment will utilize digital 3D technology to design and create your new smile while determining the safest and longest-lasting position of your dental implant.
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Natural-Looking Results
From color to length and curvature, your smile will be completely customized to your uniqueness, including your age, gender, lips, skin tone, etc. Dr. Keller’s artistic eye has set him apart as a leading cosmetic dentist in Kirkland, WA. See for yourself in our smile gallery with before and after dental implants photos.

What Can You Expect?

Hear from a real patient about her smile makeover experience.
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FAQs About Zygomatic Dental Implants

Answers from our top restorative dentist in Kirkland, WA.

  • Do zygomatic implants hurt?
    No! Before starting your dental implant surgery, we will use our “Wand” computer-aided anesthesia. This will ensure you are numb and comfortable throughout your visit, and most patients don’t even notice it.

    We often hear patients say getting a tooth extracted is more painful than a dental implant operation.

    The days following your procedure, you may feel some temporary tenderness. This can usually be treated with over-the-counter medication. If you are ever unsure about your symptoms, give us a call, and we will gladly help you: 425-558-1515.

  • How long do zygomatic implants last?
    Zygomatic dental implants have a high success rate. Opens new tab to the article One study concluded the cumulative survival rate of zygoma implants is 96% after 12 years.

    With proper care, your dental implants may last a lifetime.

  • How much do zygomatic implants cost?
    The cost of zygomatic dental implants depends on the complexity of your case. The average cost of zygomatic implants is higher than conventional dental implants. However:

    Our office is proud to offer you a variety of financial solutions to help you invest in yourself, your health, and your future. Click here to view our payment options.

    To find out exactly how much your treatment will cost you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Keller today.

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