Zygomatic implants

Here at the Birbe Clinic we are experts in reversing severe atrophy of the upper jaw using dental prostheses attached to zygomatic implants, which are anchored into the cheekbone. This means we can avoid bone-graft surgeries.

What do we achieve with zygomatic implants?

  • Zygomatic implants allow us to treat severe cases of jaw atrophy (no bone).
  • Zygomatic implants can be used without bone grafts.
  • Zygomatic implants cut down recovery time with prosthetics. The teeth are in your mouth on top of the zygomatic implants within 24 hours.
  • You need fewer appointments with zygomatic implants than with bone-graft reconstructions.
  • Oral rehabilitation with zygomatic implants greatly improves your quality of life and is very popular among patients.
  • Their reliability and suitability have been widely proven scientifically.

Advantages of zygomatic implants

Zygomatic implants have the advantage of bearing a greater chewing load and are attached to the residual bone in the mouth. Through the sinuses, they are anchored into the cheekbone.

Other standard-sized implants are fixed into the front of the mount to stabilise the construction.

There have been very few reported complications and, unlike bone-graft surgery, it only requires one operation. There is no need for general anaesthesia, IV sedation and local anaesthesia are enough.

In the following video, Dr Birbe and María, who received dental reconstruction treatment using zygomatic implants, explain the experience and the results.

What is the process of zygomatic implants?

First of all, we have to make sure that the atrophic maxilla is a good candidate to be treated with zygomatic implants. We will see if there are any alternative treatments and analyse them to decide the best option in your specific case. The process begins with taking intraoral photos, moulds and a scan. If these confirm that the best option is zygomatic implants, we will then schedule the surgery. The procedure is done with local anaesthesia and IV sedation. It includes not only putting in implants but also taking impressions for the provisional prostheses in the afternoon or 24 hours after surgery. Three months after the operation, we put in the final prostheses.

  • Diagnostic visit and bite registration: photos, moulds and scans
  • Assessment of treatment options
  • Putting in the implants and immediate loading of provisional prostheses within 24 hours
  • Putting in the final prostheses three months after the operation
  • Yearly follow-up

Why should I have the operation at the Birbe Clinic?


We strive for excellence in care and service, all of which can be seen in our top-notch results


We are honest, when we recommend a treatment is always because we believe it is what is best for your health and wellbeing


Our facilities were designed for optimal hygiene and sterilisation, and to ensure our patients’ comfort. We have an on-site scanner and operating room, with sedation and out-patient treatments

Quality, trust and experience

Our professional team is led by the world-renowned Dr Birbe, who is the only Spanish maxillofacial surgeon certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2001

Personalised care

Dr Birbe will see you personally, you will have his mobile number before and after the operation.

Dr. Joan Birbe

We have the best solution for your needs

Do you have missing teeth? +information

Does your jaw have a very little bone and you need implants? +information

Do you need an implant treatment without pain or discomfort and quickly? +information

Do you think that your case is difficult and you want to have the guarantee that you need? +information

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Contact us: Ease and options

At your first appointment, we explain the different treatments available and the best option for your specific situation. You will deal directly with Dr Birbe, one of the most world-renowned maxillofacial surgeons in Barcelona. You will get:

  • Personal diagnosis after oral and facial exploration
  • Firm quote, along with different financing options
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