Fixed ceramometallic prostheses over anterior and transzygomatic implants by using the sinus slot technique--report of a case

J Oral Implantol. 2006;32(1):38-40. doi: 10.1563/777.1.


Atrophy of the upper jaw poses problems for fixed rehabilitation of implants. Of the different management possibilities that have been developed, transzygomatic implant placement is a good option and affords a high success rate. These implants are positioned in zygomatic bone by using 2 possible techniques. We present a 48-year-old woman with severe posterior maxillary atrophy in which the canine and frontozygomatic prominence were used to place 6 anterior and 2 transzygomatic implants by using the sinus slot technique for fixed bridge rehabilitation. The advantages of the sinus slot technique over the sinus window technique are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alveolar Ridge Augmentation
  • Atrophy
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / instrumentation
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Denture Design
  • Denture, Complete, Upper
  • Denture, Overlay
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Maxilla / pathology
  • Maxilla / surgery*
  • Maxillary Sinus / surgery*
  • Metal Ceramic Alloys*
  • Middle Aged
  • Zygoma / surgery


  • Dental Implants
  • Metal Ceramic Alloys