Zygomatic Implants for Patients With Complex Dental Conditions

While endosteal implants generally exhibit a high success rate, they may not always be a suitable treatment option. The success rates for dental endosteal implants in addressing edentulism are 97% at 10 years and 75% at 20 years.1 In 1998, Per-Ingvar Brånemark, MD, PhD — the father of modern implantology — and his team explored the potential of zygomatic implants as an alternative for patients ineligible for conventional dental implants due to severe alveolar resorption in edentulous ridges or alterations in alveolar ridges resulting from surgical resection in patients with cancer.

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