Zygomatic implants

Zygomatic implants

Zygomatic implants are used to rehabilitae  severely resorbed maxilla by placing two angled implant into the zygomatic bone. They provide an alternative to bone grafting procedures and are indicated when standard implants cannot be placed posterior to the canines due to insufficient bone. They are usually combined with 2-4 anterior implants.

Who can have Zygomatic implants?

  1. It can be used in patients with partially and totally edentulous maxilla who has insufficient bone volume for placement for regular implants
  2. posterior to the canine.
  3. Suitable in patients presenting with severe resorption of posterior maxilla but sufficient amount of bone in anterior region.
  4. Also indicated when contraindications exist for harvesting of iliac crest bone graft.
How long does it take to get final prosthesis over Zygomatic implants?

The Zygomatic implant surgery can be completed along with placement of fixed prosthesis after 72 hours.

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