How to make Zygoma Great.

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Luc Vrielinck
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How to make Zygoma Great.

The answer is very simple: Use it. Use Zygomas.

Use it to teach people how to use this implant, to teach how to treat severe maxillary atrophy the right way.

Use it to treat your patients with practice modifying immediate loading

Use it for fixed bridges, overdentures, Nobelprocera, immediate loading and so on.

Use it in small specialized practices, or larger dental implant clinics.

Use it at Universities. Just use it. The future of the zygoma implant just lies in a growing user community. You are the ambassadors and the future of zygoma implants!

Look for great things in 2017 for Zygoma implants. We see many surgeons and implant teams studying and incorporating this treatment modality into their practice.

  • Many introductory courses are offered, to get you started. Follow this link https://store.nobelbiocare.com/international/en/courses?tne_level=Complex+Treatment then search for “Zygoma”.
  • We are working to put more information on social media: “Zygoma” Discussion Forum on FOR.Org; “Zygomatic Implant Group” on LinkedIn, “Zygoma Implant Group” on Facebook.com, search the term “zygoma” on Issuu.com.
  • Several practices are offering Clinical Residencies.
  • A few colleagues are available to give on-site training.

Please contact us for more information or your local sales representative.

There’s never been a more exciting time to jump into zygoma!

Happy New year, everyone!

RICHARD BROOKSHAW
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Couldn't agree more, Luc

I'm still on my Christmas vacation but my first patient of the year is a 43 year old end stage perio case with two very loose remaining upper teeth and a large partial denture who has zero quality of life

we will treat him with a hybrid zygoma solution and immediate load modified All on 4 approach as we do with all of our zygoma cases 

Craig Cheney
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I have a surgeon in my area who just completed his first zygoma case last month.  Although we agree it was a success he would still like some guidance for future cases.  I suggested possibly having a more zygoma-experienced doc come in for an evening event and then overseeing the surgery the following day.  After our conversation I saw this post and the "on-site training" bullet and thought I'd reach out.  He has already attended a course at Nobel Biocare headquarters.  Any thoughts or ideas are welcome.  Thanks all!

Craig Cheney

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RICHARD BROOKSHAW
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My advice would be properly mentored

i did that for several years before I worked alone

i also work double surgeon which is an excellent way to operate in these trickier cases

i also use 3D printed models for each case to practice the surgery preop as it helps to confirm the Nobel clinician planning and ensure our final implant position is prosthetically as well as surgically optimal 

the final bridge should look exactly like an all on 4 bridge not bulky palatally etc

i also urge caution if you are going to use the new 45 degree zygoma implant as, although the design is an improvement on the previous design, the new implant mount connection screw can fracture mid placement without any warning, which is extremely stressful and may render it impossible to move the zygoma further in or remove it

this has happened to myself on 3 occasions and to several other very experienced colleagues of mine as well as very experienced users in Germany I know of

i would use the previous angled zygoma implant at present until this has been rectified

 

Craig Cheney
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Thanks, Richard.  I'll pass this along to my doc. 

 

Craig Cheney