J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2018 Nov-Dec;32(6):1605-1608.
Spider Zygoma: a new implant rehabilitation technique for atrophic maxilla.
- 1 “Casa di cura E. Montanari” Private Hospital, Morciano di Romagna, Italy.
- 2 Department of Clinical Specialistic and Dental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy.
- 3 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.
- 4 National Institute of Health and Science of Aging, INRCA, Ancona, Italy.
OAtrophic maxilla is a challenge in dental implant surgery, and new strategies are needed. We present a new minimally-invasive approach, called “Spider Zygoma”, consisting of implant-supported prosthesis with the addition of customized maxillofacial plates and screws on surface of zygomatic bone. A 3D-model of the edentulous upper jaw was used as preoperative model. Two customized bone plates were created and used as guide for placement of implants and zygomatic screws. Although this is only a pilot study, this new surgical technique seems to be safe and accurate, confirmed by the maintenance of good aesthetic and functional results after 5-year follow-up.