The Zygomatic Implant: Preliminary Data on Treatment of Severely Resorbed Maxillae. A Clinical Report
Edmond Bedrossian, DDS, FACD, FACOMS, Lambert Stumpel III, DDS, Michael Beckely, DDS, Thomas Indersano, DDS
The Brånemark Zygomaticus implant was used in conjunction with premaxillary standard implants for the reconstruction of resorbed edentulous maxillae. A total of 44 zygomatic implants and 80 premaxillary implants were placed in 22 patients. All implants were stabilized at phase II surgery using a rigid bar. After soft tissues had healed, implant-supported fixed prostheses were fabricated. This article presents a preliminary report on 22 patients followed for 34 months, with a 100% success rate for the zygomatic implants and a 91.25% success rate for the premaxillary implants.