Combined bone- and mucosa-supported 3D-printed guide for sinus slot preparation and prosthetically driven zygomatic implant placement Academic Article uri icon


  • The use of zygomatic implants to rehabilitate the severely atrophic maxilla has been well documented since first being introduced by BrÃ¥nemark. 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.

published proceedings

  • The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, C. I., Cho, S., Ivey, A., Reddy, L. V., & Sinada, N.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Christina I||Cho, Seok-Hwan||Ivey, Austin||Reddy, Likith V||Sinada, Naif

publication date

  • March 2021