ZYGOMATIC IMPLANTS THE ZAGA WAY

March 31, 2021, 1:29 pm

This is a case of a 67 years old male patient, a smoker , on medication for blood pressure management who presented with a terminal dentition and associated advanced bone loss especially in the upper jaw (maxilla).

Such patients with jaw atrophy and associated minimal bone availability can be treated in one of the following two ways: 

1) A slow & time-consuming protocol involving multiple surgeries for dental extractions, sinus bone grafting, temporary teeth usually in the form of a removable partial denture for approximately 9 months followed by implant placement with a healing period of 3 months before permanent teeth can be placed

                    or 

2) With an accelerated immediate function protocol involving only one surgical procedure during which all of the following are performed at the same time: 

dental extractions, placement zygomatic implantsas per the ZAGA method placement conventional implants, as well as placement of fixed temporary teeth all on the same day. Permanent teeth are then placed one week later.

Due to his busy lifestyle this patient selected to be treated in an accelerated treatment protocol with Implants & SameDay®️ Teeth :

WHAT IS THE ZAGA METHOD

The ZAGA i.e. ZYGOMA ANATOMY GUIDED APPROACH is a patient specific therapy concept for the rehabilitation of patients with advanced maxillary bone atrophy.

ZAGA is anatomically and prosthetically driven in order to optimize patient function and prevent long term complications.

This method avoids opening a window into the maxillary sinus i.e. the ZAGA Concept is to stay out of the sinus i.e. less sinus complications.

A patient specific approach is used based on the patient’s anatomy and degree of jaw atrophy. Treatment is prosthetically driven ensuring optimal function (speech + chewing) as well as ease of homecare/cleaning.

WHAT IS THE ZAGA CLASSIFICATION

The ZAGA patient specific concept classifies patients into five groups i.e.: ZAGA 0,1,2,3 & 4 depending on the degree of jaw atrophy and anatomy (degree of concavity of the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus).

WHO ARE CANDIDATES FOR ZAGA TREATMENT

Patients with severe bone loss not wanting or not able to undergo extensive, expensive and time consuming bone grafting procedures are good candidates for ZAGA Zygomatic implant treatment.

In these patients with advanced bone loss/bone atrophy, zygomatic implants are secured in the cheek bones (zygomas) instead of only in the jaw bone. By avoiding bone grafting procedures, zygomatic implants eliminate 6 – 9 months from the treatment time.

SUMMARY

In summary the ZAGA Method:

  1. Maximizes Zygomatic Implant success.
  2. Minimizes patient discomfort.
  3. Maximizes patient immediate function.

ZAGA CENTER CERTIFICATION

With ZAGA Center Certification, Same Day Dental Implants Clinics in Dubai & Athens are regional referral centers for treating patients with complex & challenging maxillary reconstruction using Zygomatic implants. This is done usually together with conventional  implants with an All-on-4, All-on-5 or All-on-6 treatment protocol.

At SameDay Dental Implants Clinics we use the ZAGA method in order to optimize treatment of the atrophic upper jaw.

ZYGOMATIC IMPLANTS THE ZAGA WAY

March 31, 2021, 1:29 pm

This is a case of a 67 years old male patient, a smoker , on medication for blood pressure management who presented with a terminal dentition and associated advanced bone loss especially in the upper jaw (maxilla).

Such patients with jaw atrophy and associated minimal bone availability can be treated in one of the following two ways: 

1) A slow & time-consuming protocol involving multiple surgeries for dental extractions, sinus bone grafting, temporary teeth usually in the form of a removable partial denture for approximately 9 months followed by implant placement with a healing period of 3 months before permanent teeth can be placed

                    or 

2) With an accelerated immediate function protocol involving only one surgical procedure during which all of the following are performed at the same time: 

dental extractions, placement zygomatic implantsas per the ZAGA method placement conventional implants, as well as placement of fixed temporary teeth all on the same day. Permanent teeth are then placed one week later.

Due to his busy lifestyle this patient selected to be treated in an accelerated treatment protocol with Implants & SameDay®️ Teeth :

WHAT IS THE ZAGA METHOD

The ZAGA i.e. ZYGOMA ANATOMY GUIDED APPROACH is a patient specific therapy concept for the rehabilitation of patients with advanced maxillary bone atrophy.

ZAGA is anatomically and prosthetically driven in order to optimize patient function and prevent long term complications.

This method avoids opening a window into the maxillary sinus i.e. the ZAGA Concept is to stay out of the sinus i.e. less sinus complications.

A patient specific approach is used based on the patient’s anatomy and degree of jaw atrophy. Treatment is prosthetically driven ensuring optimal function (speech + chewing) as well as ease of homecare/cleaning.

WHAT IS THE ZAGA CLASSIFICATION

The ZAGA patient specific concept classifies patients into five groups i.e.: ZAGA 0,1,2,3 & 4 depending on the degree of jaw atrophy and anatomy (degree of concavity of the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus).

WHO ARE CANDIDATES FOR ZAGA TREATMENT

Patients with severe bone loss not wanting or not able to undergo extensive, expensive and time consuming bone grafting procedures are good candidates for ZAGA Zygomatic implant treatment.

In these patients with advanced bone loss/bone atrophy, zygomatic implants are secured in the cheek bones (zygomas) instead of only in the jaw bone. By avoiding bone grafting procedures, zygomatic implants eliminate 6 – 9 months from the treatment time.

SUMMARY

In summary the ZAGA Method:

  1. Maximizes Zygomatic Implant success.
  2. Minimizes patient discomfort.
  3. Maximizes patient immediate function.

ZAGA CENTER CERTIFICATION

With ZAGA Center Certification, Same Day Dental Implants Clinics in Dubai & Athens are regional referral centers for treating patients with complex & challenging maxillary reconstruction using Zygomatic implants. This is done usually together with conventional  implants with an All-on-4, All-on-5 or All-on-6 treatment protocol.

At SameDay Dental Implants Clinics we use the ZAGA method in order to optimize treatment of the atrophic upper jaw.

About the author

Dr.Petros

D.M.D summa cum laude
Cert.Prosthodontics(TUFTS ,U.S.A)

Dr. Petros is co-director of the Branemark Osseointegration Center Dubai. He qualified as a dentist in 1995, receiving his dental degree summa cum laude from Semmelweis University in Budapest. He graduated at the top of his class and was also chosen as valedictorian. In 1998 he completed the three-year, full-time postgraduate specialist prosthodontist training at Tufts University in Boston, United States, where he was awarded the Postgraduate Prosthodontist Certificate. Since 1999 Dr.Petros has been working in private practice as a specialist prosthodontist, almost exclusively on the prosthodontic rehabilitation of dental implants. He lectures extensively on same day implants and teeth reconstruction protocols. Together with Dr. Costa(Cert. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), Dr. Petros is the cofounder of SameDay Dental Implants Clinic located in Building 39 in Dubai Healthcare City in the United Arab Emirates.

About the author

Dr.Petros

D.M.D summa cum laude
Cert.Prosthodontics(TUFTS ,U.S.A)

Dr. Petros is co-director of the Branemark Osseointegration Center Dubai. He qualified as a dentist in 1995, receiving his dental degree summa cum laude from Semmelweis University in Budapest. He graduated at the top of his class and was also chosen as valedictorian. In 1998 he completed the three-year, full-time postgraduate specialist prosthodontist training at Tufts University in Boston, United States, where he was awarded the Postgraduate Prosthodontist Certificate. Since 1999 Dr.Petros has been working in private practice as a specialist prosthodontist, almost exclusively on the prosthodontic rehabilitation of dental implants. He lectures extensively on same day implants and teeth reconstruction protocols. Together with Dr. Costa(Cert. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), Dr. Petros is the cofounder of SameDay Dental Implants Clinic located in Building 39 in Dubai Healthcare City in the United Arab Emirates.

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