Berkay Tokuç

Berkay TOKUÇ graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Dentistry in 2014. He started his postgraduate education in Kocaeli University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2014 and received his MSc degree in 2019. Between 2019-2020, he served in private clinics in İstanbul. Since 2020, he has been continuing his academic career as Asst. Prof. at Kocaeli University. Since 2022, Berkay TOKUÇ has also been working as the Vice Dean of Kocaeli University, Faculty of Dentistry. His research interests include dental implantology, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, maxillofacial abnormalities, and oral patholog

Graftless Solution of Extreme Atrophic Maxilla: Zygomatic Implants-Current Concepts

Graftless Solution of Extreme Atrophic Maxilla: Zygomatic Implants – Current Concepts The replacement of missing teeth using dental implant insertion is currently considered as an evidence-based treatment option to improve patients’ quality of life, mainly due to the high predictability showed in the last years. However, implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation of severely resorbed atrophic maxilla constitutes a challenging therapeutic problem. Despite several alveolar bone augmentation techniques that can lead to an optimal functional and esthetic rehabilitation has been proposed, such as sinus floor elevation, onlay block grafting, split crest technique, and distraction osteogenesis, these surgical techniques usually require prolonged and invasive surgeries and several months of waiting by patients before the prosthetic rehabilitation. Hence, zygomatic implant insertion, which avoids grafting procedures, offers an efficient therapeutic option with a good success rate and short treatment period to aforementioned procedures. Since the first description of zygomatic implants by Branemark, the surgical technique has undergone continuous development and many variations are described with respect to the incision, implant position related to maxillary sinus or maxillary bone, the number of required zygomatic or conventional implants, and the time of prosthetic loading. In this presentation, current concepts of zygomatic implants will be discussed with cases and the current literature data.