Dental implants: advantages of pterygoids

Written by: Dr. Arturo Bilbao Alonso
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos

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What is a pterygoid implant?

It is an implant placed in the posterior maxilla with an inclination which makes it anchored in a higher bone density called pteriogoides processes.


What advantages does this type of implants?

It is possible to place prosthetic implants without grafting in the maxillary sinus or rescue cases where there has been a failure of the reconstructive technique.


Is there any special implant needed?


Is a complex technique?

Adequate anatomical knowledge coupled with experience allow surgical technique quickly and easily under local anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation.

The prosthesis is sometimes more difficult by the inclined emergency implant, which is corrected using computationally designed angled pillars or structures.


dental implant Are success rates are similar to other techniques?

They are similar to those of native bone implants placed, eliminating therefore the risk factor of rebuilding.

techniques also allow prosthesis day, considerably shortening treatment times.


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By Dr. Arturo Bilbao Alonso
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Eminent specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Bilbao Alonso is an expert in oral surgery, orthognathic and dental implants. Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Navarra in 1989, he obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Navarra and a Doctor of Dentistry degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2013.

With more than 20 years of experience, he has combined his assistance with teaching, being a teacher of different postgraduate courses. He has been President of the Spanish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SECOM) and Member of the National Commission of Specialty Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, belonging to the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality.

He is currently Director of the AB Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic , where he directs a team of great professionals.

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