Brånemark Prosthetic Protocol

Modifications of the original Brånemark prosthetic protocol for immediate function and esthetics

Thomas J. Balshi, Glenn J. Wolfinger, James R. Bowers,
J.Neil Della Croce, Carlos Aparicio

Zygoma implants, when used in conjunction with premaxillary implants, can serve as viable alternatives to posterior maxillary bone grafting. The immediate loading protocol used in conjunction with zygomatic implants is described in chapter 16.

Zygomatic Implants: The Anatomy-Guided Approach


Zygomatic implants have been in use for more than two decades, and clinical follow-up studies have shown good outcomes. However, this treatment approach is only now seeing a strong resurgence of interest because it can provide patients with a fixed dentition in a short amount of time without any grafts, general anesthesia, or morbidity from a donor site, even in challenging clinical situations. Thus, a technique of relative complexity becomes minimally invasive in its application.

This book reviews the state of the art of zygomatic implants and outlines several new surgical techniques and adjunctive procedures. The authors cover the fundamentals of using zygomatic implants, including the rationale behind the approach, anatomical and biomechanical considerations, imaging of the zygoma, possible sinus reactions, contraindications, prosthodontic considerations, and management of complications. ISBN: 9781850972259

Edited by Carlos Aparicio, Quintessence Publishing Co. Ltd.
Surrey, UK, 2012
Chapter 16, Page 217-222.

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