Pterygoid implants, also known as zygomatic or zygomaticus implants, represent a specialized type of dental implant designed to anchor in the pterygoid bone, offering a unique solution for individuals with insufficient maxillary bone for traditional implants.
Pterygoid implants, also known as zygomatic or zygomaticus implants, are a specialized type of dental implant used when traditional implants cannot be placed due to severe bone loss in the upper jaw (maxilla). These implants are anchored in the zygomatic bone,which is located in the cheekbone area, providing a secure foundation for the placement of dental prosthetics like bridges or dentures.
The placement of pterygoid implants involves the following steps:
Implants which placed from maxillary tuberosity to pterygoid bone. Other names: Pterygoid implants/ Tubero Pterygoid Implants/ Pterygo-maxillary Implants
Posterior maxilla Quality and Quantity:
Pterygoid Maxillary Buttress: Butress is anatomically designed to take up the forces. 6-7mm thick cortical bone attached to active muscles. 3rd cortical and 2nd cortical bones have minimum remodelling capacity. 2 to 2.5% compared to 25% of cancellous bone/ year.
Complicated: Pterygoid anatomy
Lateral Pterygoid: attachment to masticatory muscles
You may need Pterygoid Implants if you have significant bone loss in your upper jaw, making it challenging to place traditional dental implants or perform bone grafting procedures.
Pterygoid Implants are typically placed under general anesthesia or sedation, so you should not feel pain during the surgery. Some discomfort and swelling can be expected afterward, but our dental specialist will provide pain management options.
The initial healing period typically lasts a few days to a week, but it can take several months for the implants to fully integrate with your natural bone. Our dental specialist will provide you with a personalized recovery timeline
The cost of Pterygoid Implants can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants required, the type of prosthetic teeth used, and the dental specialist's fees. It's best to consult with our specialist for a personalized cost estimate