Implantology Image-based planning and clinical validation of zygoma and pterygoid implant placement in patients with severe bone atrophy using customized drill guides . Preliminary results from a prospective clinical follow-up study

@inproceedings{Vrielinck2003ImplantologyIP,
  title={Implantology Image-based planning and clinical validation of zygoma and pterygoid implant placement in patients with severe bone atrophy using customized drill guides . Preliminary results from a prospective clinical follow-up study},
  author={L. Vrielinck and Constantinus Politis and S. Schepers and Mathieu Pauwels and Ignace Naert},
  year={2003}
}
The zygoma implant has been designed for those situations where there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw, which would otherwise require onlay or inlay (sinus) bonegrafts. The aim of the study was to present and validate a planning system for implant insertion based on preoperative CT imaging. It allows the surgeon to determine the desired position of different kinds of implants. Finally a customized drill guide is produced by stereolithography. In this study, zygoma, pterygoid and regular… CONTINUE READING