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Pterygoid implants: A graftless solution to atrophic maxillary bone

In the aging population, edentulism is one of the common dental issues. Certainly, dental implants has appeared to be the most favourable & effective solution to this issue. However, posterior part of maxilla often presents with severe bone loss or atrophic ridge that eventually prevents the placement of dental implants without undergoing sinus lifts & augmentation or grafting procedures.

Procedure like sinus lifts with bone grafting is one of the solutions that can be performed to solve this issue. Sinus lift & bone grafting has grown by leaps & bounds in recent years, but the procedure has its own disadvantages such as: lack of expertise leads to sinus membrane perforation, failure of bone graft, double surgical site to harvest autogenous bone that increases patient morbidity, increased likelihood of compromised vascularity due to deficient bone that might lead to implant failure, etc.

Henceforth, in order to avoid such invasive procedures, upper posterior maxilla can be easily restored with pterygoid implant which is an alternative to restore upper posterior maxilla.

According to the researchers rehabilitation of anterior maxillary region is far easier than posterior segment due to poor bone quality, decreased bone quantity & expansion of maxillary sinus with time as the region experiences teeth loss.

Why Pterygoid Implants?

To overcome sinus lifts, Guided bone regeneration with autogenous & allogenous bone, all-on-4 concept, pterygoid implants were introduced.

Posterior most area of the maxilla near the tuberosity & behind the maxillary sinus is the pterygoid or pterygomaxillary region that can be utilized for implant placement. The implants are placed through the maxillary tuberosity & into the pterygoid plate.

Hence, in order to avoid additional surgical procedures & distal cantilevers, pterygoid implants are the effective alternative with immediate function & superior aesthetics.

Advantages Of Pterygoid Implants

Advantages of Pterygoid implants include:

  • High success rate.
  • Nominal complications.
  • Good patient compliance.
  • Allows your dentist to perform immediate restoration on the same day of the intervention.
  • Posterior most placements in the atrophic maxilla avoid the need of extensive & invasive surgical procedures.

Have you ever been informed your upper jaw do not have adequate bone to support implant prosthesis? Or, you might need do undergo sinus lift & or bone grafting?

Then you need to schedule an appointment at Dr. Sachdeva’s Dental Implant Clinic. Restoration of posterior maxilla via pterygoid implants is highly favourable as these implants offer no cantilevers & are stable biomechanically. Also, the success rates are favourably comparable with the conventional dental implants used in other areas of the upper jaw.

We put at your disposal the foremost or superlative solutions to your treatment with the superior & predictable outcome.