Zygomatic implants, once thought of as a “bail out” procedure, have become a mainstay in full-arch treatment for the atrophic maxilla. Literature review supports longterm success of zygomatic implants. A traditional Allon-4® modality has limited applications in patients with severe atrophy or anteriorly pneumatized maxillary sinuses. Zygomatic implants can be placed to bypass the maxillary sinuses when there is inadequate dentoalveolar bone for conventional implants. With the assortment of Multi-unit Abutment options (now with Xeal™ coating) – restoration of zygomatic implants is easier than ever. With the DTX Studio™ software, planning of zygomatic implants and evaluation of critical anatomic landmarks can be performed prior to surgery. This modality results in high patient satisfaction due to its shortened treatment time and high predictably of immediate loading. The program will include a didactic and handson component. The surgeon will use the Nobel Biocare zygomatic implant surgical kit to place zygomatic implants on a skull model. The prosthetic components needed to take the case to completion will also be reviewed.
After completing the course, the participant will...
− Know indications for zygoma implants.
− Select cases appropriate for zygoma implants both clinically and radiographically.
− Understand the pertinent surgical anatomy in the zygoma region.
− Plan zygoma cases using DTX Studio™ software.
− Understand the zygoma surgical kit. − Understand the prosthetic parts of the zygoma system.
− Practice the surgical placement of zygomatic implants on a skull model.
− Understand the restorative technique for zygoma implants. − Manage post-operative complications.