Combined bone- and mucosa-supported 3D-printed guide for sinus slot preparation and prosthetically driven zygomatic implant placement.
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The use of zygomatic implants to rehabilitate the severely atrophic maxilla has been well documented since first being introduced by Brnemark. Placement of zygomatic implants is technically complex, with catastrophic complications and numerous prosthetic challenges resulting from imprecise placement. The purpose of this report was to demonstrate a technique that allows transfer of the preoperatively planned sinus slot position to the surgical field by using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and an implant planning software program to fabricate a combined bone- and mucosa-supported 3D-printed surgical guide. This facilitates optimal zygomatic implant positioning and promotes favorable biomechanics with a predictable prosthetic outcome.