Journal of Odontology

Journal of Odontology
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Merli L

Merli L


  • Research Article
    Zygomatic Implants for Partial Maxillary Rehabilitation
    Author(s): Azevedo ACS, Soares MM, Merli L and Caminero CAzevedo ACS, Soares MM, Merli L and Caminero C

    Osseo integrated implants are the most effective tool in the rehabilitation of totally or partially edentulous patients. However, bone atrophy is an obstacle to the use of such implants. Severe maxillary resorption limits the installation of conventional implants and necessitates alveolar reconstructive procedures that use autogenous bone grafts harvested from the ilium or from intra oral donor sites. Such procedures increase the morbidity and cost of treatment. In 1984, as an alternative to the use of large bone reconstruction, Branemark proposed that the zygoma be used as an anchorage point for long implant-supported prostheses. Such zygomatic implants are now the most effective bone graft option in the rehabilitation of edentulous patients with severely resorbed maxilla. However, among partially edentulous patients, zygomatic implants are only indicated in hemi-maxillectomized patient.. Read More»

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