PTERYGOID IMPLANTS

1. WHAT IS PTERYGOID IMPLANT?
Implants which placed from maxillary tuberosity to pterygoid bone.
Other names: Pterygoid implants/ Tubero Pterygoid Implants/ Pterygo-maxillary Implants

2. WHY PTERYGOID IMPLANTS?
1. Posterior maxilla Quality and Quantity:
QUALITY: D4 Poor Trabecular Soft Bone
QUANITY: Available bone is less. Crestal  Alveolar Bone Resorption from bottom + Sinus Pneumatization from the top

2. PRE IMPLANT PROCEDURES are must
What are the different treatment options in these situations?
Sinus Lifts: Direct/ Indirect
Bone grafting/ Bone Augmentation

3. PTERYGO 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. 
Macro mechanical anchorage
BONE QUALITY : Alveolar Bone Density
BONE QUANITY Alveolar Bone Volume
Minumum inventory: Drills Handpiece Equipment

PTERYGOID ANATOMY:
WHEN SO MANY ADVANTAGES WHY IMPLANTOLOGISTS ARE SCARED?? TO DO THEM??
Complicated: Pterygoid anatomy
– Part of Spenoid bone
– 2 perpendicular plates:
Lateral Pterygoid: attachment to masticatory muscles
Medial pterygoids:
– Pterygoid fossa
– Pterygoid hamulus: Medio Inferio extent of Pterygoid. Sharp point. So we need to place the implant lateral and superior to the Pterygoid hamulus.
– pyramidal process of palatine bone
Ptergo Palatine Fossa or Pterygo Maxillary Fossa
Target : pterygo maxillary fissure: Vital structures??

BENEFITS:

  • Less time consuming – 72 hours loading possible
  • Less painful – no bone graft or augmentation required
  • Less surgical procedures – minimally invasive with less drilling
  • Less expensive
  • Less number of visits

To book an Appointment

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