The severely resorbed maxilla presents a challenge for the maxillofacial surgeon and the restorative dentist planning implant restorations. The Zygomatic implant, as introduced by Brånemark, allows for the surgical placement of implants to restore resorbed maxillae without major grafting procedures. A minimum of 2 implants in the anterior maxilla are used in conjunction with 1 or 2 implants in each zygoma to support prosthesis. Fabricating a passive fixed provisional prosthesis to connect the implants at the surgery. A rigid framework can be delivered within 1 hour after the surgery. This approach saves considerable time over conventional techniques and allows for the restoration of severely resorbed maxillae in an efficient and routine manner.
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