Zygomatic implants have been used for dental reconstruction in patients with insufficient bone in the maxillary posterior region due to tumor resection, trauma, or atrophy. They are an alternative to bone grafting and distraction osteogenesis. Brånemark introduced these zygoma implants not only as a solution to obtain posterior maxillary anchorage but also to facilitate the rehabilitation process. The zygoma implant is a therapeutic option that deserves consideration in the treatment planning process and has become a rescue procedure that allows for continuity of care without resorting to a removable denture. The purpose of this study is to review the developments that have taken place in zygomatic implant placement over years, including anatomic information for installing the zygomatic implants, implant placement techniques, stabilization, and prosthodontic procedures.
Keywords: Bone grafting, Resorbed maxilla, Sinus lift, Zygomatic implants.
How to cite this article: Sharma R, Anand D, Choudhary A, Hasti A, Vikram J. An Introduction to the Longest Fixtures: Zygomatic Implants. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2016;7(3):59-63.
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