PROSTHETIC RESTORATION OF THE MAXILLA USING ZYGOMATIC IMPLANTS AND BIO-CAM PROSTHESIS

Authors:

ALFONSO DÍAZ
Dental Medicine Degree from Universidad Católica de Valencia, Dental Prosthetics Degree, Oral Surgery, Prosthetics and Implantology Postgraduate Degree. Universidad Miguel Hernández. Member of and contributor to ADA. Private practice

ALBERTO SALGADO
Dental Medicine Degree with Honours from Universidad Complutense Madrid. Master’s Degree in Surgery from Universidad Complutense Madrid. Master’s Degree in Implants from Universidad Complutense Madrid. Professor at Universidad Miguel Hernández.

PROSTHETIC RESTORATION OF THE MAXILLA USING ZYGOMATIC IMPLANTS AND BIO-CAM PROSTHESIS
Patients who have been missing teeth for a long time and require an implant or prosthesis-based restoration usually have severe maxillary atrophy requiring treatment with advanced surgical and prosthetic techniques. This is the case study of a 74-year old male patient with severely atrophic mandibles that were restored with zygomatic implants and a Bio-CAM prosthesis.
After studying the case by way of photos, videos, wax-ups and stereolithographic models, a treatment plan for the maxilla was established consisting of the placement of 4 standard implants in the premaxilla and 2 posterior zygomatic implants. A plan including periodontal treatment and an anterior removable denture was established for the mandible.
Following implant placement, an immediate prosthesis was fitted. After 6 months, a permanent prosthesis designed by the laboratory and fabricated by Ticare’s Bio-CAM milling centre was fitted.
After 5 years, the prosthesis is stable with no signs of biological or mechanical complications.

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