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.
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.