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Dental Implants, Endosteal, Zygomatic

Definition : Endosteal dental implants designed for implantation through the posterior alveolar crest and maxillary sinus into the body of the cheekbone (zygomatic implants). These implants typically consist of devices resembling one, two, or three long metallic screws; usually one or two conventional endosteal dental implants are also needed in the frontal area of the maxilla to stabilize fixed dental prostheses. Zygomatic dental implants are intended for use as an alternative to bone augmentation in patients with severely atrophic maxilla.

Entry Terms : "Zygomatic Dental Implants" , "Prostheses, Zygomatic"

UMDC code : 23656

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