Implants in Patients with Severe Maxilla Collapse

Dental implants have shown great performance in most patients. However, there are patients with large maxillary collapse. In these patients it is impossible to place implants in a conventional way because they do not have enough bone. Then the question arises:

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PLACE FIXED TEETH ON IMPLANTS IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE BONE COLLAPSE?

Yes, under certain conditions. One of the options with better prognosis today for severely reabsorbed patients are zygomatic implants. These implants are of great length and are anchored in the zygomatic arch and in the maxillary bone. These implants do not require bone in the maxilla. They are implants placed in the operating room under general anesthesia by a maxillofacial surgeon and a prosthodontist. With these implants it is possible to place fixed teeth and restore the patient’s ideal aesthetic function

Indications of zygomatic implants:

  • Patients with severe jaw collapses
  • Patient with resection of the maxilla due to tumors
  • Patients with large bone losses due to severe trauma caused by an accident
  • Patient with pneumatosis of the maxillary sinus and very little remaining alveolar bone

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Severe collapse maxilla with zygomatic implants