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Zygomatic implants

Key points

  • Zygomatic implants are an evidence-based surgical and prosthetic solution for both two-stage and immediate loading protocols
  • Today, zygomatic implants are usually placed using an immediate loading protocol
  • The main indication for zygomatic implants is the severely resorbed edentulous maxilla, but they can also be used in partially edentulous situations
  • Indications for zygomatic implant insertion include: alternative for sinus augmentation, failed sinus augmentation, rehabilitation after tumor resection or trauma, failure of conventional implants, failure of previous bone grafts
  • The placement of zygomatic implants requires adequate training and surgical experience

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Additional resources

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Rubén Davó: Graftless approach to the extremely - totally resorbed maxilla

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Rubén Davó: Management of the extremely resorbed maxilla

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Rubén Davó: Zygoma concept

The lecture gives an insight into treatment options for highly resorbed edentulous maxilla cases with zygomatic implants. For cases with almost no maxilla bone available Dr Davo presents the quad technique with 4 zygomatic implants, which depending on the anatomical situation can...
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howw do you treat an abscess and sinus infection on a zygomatic implant

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how do you treat an  abscess and sinus infection on a zygomatic implant
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Facial Nerve damage from Zygomatic Implants

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I have suffered from nerve damage to my left cheek muscle to my nose from quad zygomatic implants. is there any treatments to help this improve muscle movement such as acupuncture or laser?