Basel 06 May 2020: As part of its strategy to lead in the area of implant immediacy, the Straumann Group has announced a new zygomatic implant solution that it will bring to market in collaboration with Southern Implants. The new solution combines proven implant design features with the advantages of Straumann’s BLX and BLT implant prosthetic range for fixed overdentures. The new system comprises two designs – the Straumann® Zygomatic Implants ZAGA Flat and ZAGA Round – to cater for differences in bone availability and morphology – and can be used with the Straumann CARES digital workflow to plan the implant position by computer. It will be sold exclusively by Straumann and is currently undergoing clinical evaluation in eight international centres prior to initial market release.

Centers of excellence to increase access to zygomatic treatment
Zygomatic procedures constitute a niche segment because the treatment is complex and requires specialist experience. For this reason, Straumann is working together with leading international surgeons to establish centers of excellence devoted to advancing techniques, sharing knowledge, enhancing skills, and training more specialists.

About zygomatic implants
Zygomatic implants have been used for several years and differ from conventional dental implants in that they are anchored in the zygomatic (cheek) bone rather than the maxilla (upper jaw). They are used in patients with insufficient bone in the posterior upper jaw, due for example to age, tumor resection, trauma, or atrophy. Because of the firm stability achievable in the dense bone of the zygomatic region, and the wide stress distribution achieved on these tilted implants, a prosthesis can often be placed immediately at the time of surgery.

About Straumann
The Straumann Group (SIX: STMN) is a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence. It unites global and international brands that stand for excellence, innovation and quality in replacement, corrective and digital dentistry, including Anthogyr, ClearCorrect, Dental Wings, Neodent, Medentika, Straumann and other fully/partly owned companies and partners. In collaboration with leading clinics, institutes and universities, the Group researches, develops, manufactures and supplies dental implants, instruments, CADCAM prosthetics, biomaterials and digital solutions for use in tooth replacement and restoration or to prevent tooth loss.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, the Group currently employs approx. 7600 people worldwide and its products, solutions and services are available in more than 100 countries through a broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners.

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