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Volume 15 , Issue 6
November/December 2000

Pages 889-893

Sinus Slot Technique for Simplification and Improved Orientation of Zygomaticus Dental Implants: A Technical Note

John Paul Stella, DDS, Michael R. Warner, DDS, PhD

PMID: 11151591

The zygomaticus dental implant, designed by Nobel Biocare for the Brånemark System, is indicated primarily for the severely resorbed maxilla. Though the zygomaticus implant has had a remarkable success rate in a very difficult patient population, there are some shortcomings to the protocol for placement. The sinus slot technique described herein provides a simplified approach to zygomaticus implant placement, as compared to the currently recommended protocol. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 2000;15:889-893) Key words: dental implants, endosseous dental implantation, maxillary sinus, zygoma

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