CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2017; 07(04): 043-048
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708735
Review Article

A Comprehensive Review on Zygomatic Implants

Shagun Gulia
1   Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Monika Malik Vigarniya
2   Senior resident, Department of Prosthodontics, SHKM Government Medical College, Nalhar, Haryana, India
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Severely resorbed or atrophic maxilla has always posed a problem in terms of conventional implant therapy due to insufficient bone. A new approach to such situations is placing implants in the zygoma. Zygomatic implants are placed in patients with inadequate bone due to resection of the maxilla after surgery or in cases of resorbed maxilla. These are longer implants anchoraged in the zygoma, and present as an alternative to sinus augmentation or bone grafting. Being a technique sensitive procedure extreme care has to be taken during the placement of these implants to obtain promising results. This article reviews the zygomatic implants used in dentistry.

Publication History

Received: 15 November 2017

Accepted: 13 December 2017

Article published online:
21 April 2020

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