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Volume 30 , Issue 1
January/February 2015

Pages e17e20


Management of Soft Tissue Irritation Around Exposed Zygomatic Implant in a Hemimaxillectomy Patient: A Technical Report


Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD/Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD/Stephen F. Balshi, MBE


PMID: 25506639
DOI: 10.11607/jomi.3615

Patients missing portions or all of the maxillary alveolar bone who are restored with zygomatic implants frequently have threads exposed that can be a mucosal irritant. If such irritation is reported, covering the threads with a highly polished titanium sleeve is recommended. The technique of placing said custom sleeve is described. This adjunctive treatment method has eliminated mucosal irritation.


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