Pterygoid Implants / Tuberopterygoid implants
Many patients have been told that they are not candidates for dental implants
The sinus cavity and the rarefied posterior maxillary bone make it difficult to place implants posterior to the first premolar. Pterygoid implants provide a solution for a patient with a severely resorbed jaw bone with minimal surgical trauma and maximum oral function. The pterygomaxillary structures provide stability and support implants , the implant is angled and the apex made to engage either the pterygoid process, the pyramidal plate of the palatine bone, or both. These implants have provided successful support for a complete-arch fixed teeth (prosthesis).