A Prospective Clinical Study on Titanium Implants in the Zygomatic Arch for Prosthetic Rehabilitation of the Atrophic Edentulous Maxilla with a FoUow-Up of 6 Months to 5 Years

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A Prospective Clinical Study on Titanium Implants in the Zygomatic Arch for Prosthetic Rehabilitation of the Atrophic Edentulous Maxilla with a FoUow-Up of 6 Months to 5 Years

Artículo original publicado en la Revista Clinical Implant Dentitry and Related Reseach. 2006 – Vol. 8 – Nº 1

Coautor: Dr. Roberto García Fernández

Carlos Aparicio, DDS; Wafaa Ouazzani, DDS; Roberto Garcia, DDS; Xabier Arevalo, DDS; Rosa Muela; Vanessa Fortes

Abstract:

  • Background: Prosthetic rehabilitation with implant-supported prostheses in the atrophic edentulous maxilla often requires a bone augmentation procedure lo enable implant placement and integration. However, a rigid anchorage can also be achieved by using so-called zygomatic implants placed in the zygomatic arch in combination with regular implants placed in residual bone.
  • Purpose: The aim of the present study was to report on the clinical outcome of using zygomatic and regular implants for prosthetic rehabilitation of the severely atrophic edentulous maxilla.