Evaluation of Zygma Implant
In the past, patients with very little bone in the upper arch were treated with bone grafting to enable dental implant placement. An alternative to bone grafting is the Zygoma implant. This implant was evaluated in 16 center for 3 years by dental specialists from Sweden, Australia, Italy, Finland, Belgium, and the USA. Results of the study showed an overall implant success rate of 96.3%. The patients were fully satisfied with the esthetic and functional outcome of treatment and the study showed that the Zygoma implant is a predictable method of implant rehabilitation.
Among the doctors who participated in the study were Chantal Malevez, MD, DDS, a professor at the University Libre of Bruxelles in Belgium. Dr. Malevez recently taught a course with Drs. Balshi and Wolfinger in our Fort Washington, PA center about Zygoma implants.
This study appeared in the October 2007 issue, volume 65, number 10 of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (page 2033).