Clinical Case: “The zygomaticus fixture offers an interesting alternative solution to complex bone grafting in the severely resorbed posterior maxilla” by Dr. Dror Shamir DMD; MSc
Clinical Case:

The zygomaticus fixture offers an interesting alternative solution to complex bone grafting in the severely resorbed posterior maxilla

Surgery by Dr. Dror Shamir DMD; MSc

Dror Shamir DMD; MSc

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Clinical case

Case performed with Noris Medical zygomatic and pterygoid implants by Dr.Dror Shamir.

Female patient, 73 years old, presented with the absence of teeth at the upper right jaw. A failed sinus lift procedure was performed 2 years ago.

Figure 1: Pre-operative radiograph

Treatment Plan

After radiological and CT assessments it was decided the extraction of #13. Place a Tuff implant in the first premolar position, a Zygomatic implant in the second premolar, and a Pterygoid implant.

Figure 2: Computed tomography

The surgical procedure was performed without complications, achieving good primary stability of the implants.

Figure 3: Postoperative panoramic radiograph of the maxilla.

Figure 4: 1.2 years post-op with final restoration

Conclusions

The zygomatic implant – the zygomaticus fixture – appears to be a promising development in implant technology. It offers an interesting alternative solution to complex bone grafting in the severely resorbed posterior maxilla. The combination of a regular implant, Zygomatic and pterygoid gives us an excellent torque for immediate loading, giving back the masticatory function to the patient.

Moreover, this technique enhances the psychological and the esthetic outcomes.

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