Everything You Need to Learn More About Pterygoid Implants

If you lack sufficient bone mass for a traditional dental implant, an Implantologist may recommend an alternative solution called pterygoid implants.. They are also known as tuberosity implants or pterygomaxillary implants, enabling patients suffering from severe upper jawbone loss to relish the advantages of a dental implant.

If you’re looking for pterygoid implant placement, we at Divine Dental utilize the best pterygoid implant technique to meet all your requirements. Our founder, Dr.Anirudh Rehani, will provide you with every detail and guide you through every step of the way.

What Are Pterygoid Implants?

Pterygoid implants are meant for patients with significant upper jaw shrinkage, also known as the atrophic maxilla. These patients cannot have regular dental implants on their upper jaw. Even if an implant root were to be placed into one’s upper jaw, the bone would not be able to fuse around the root, thereby leading to the failure of the implant.

Although patients can go for dentures, dental implants such as pterygoid implants provide a more long-lasting solution for dental issues such as missing teeth. A pterygoid implant technique can be used in addition to traditional dental implants. While a traditional dental implant gets anchored vertically into one’s jawbone, a pterygoid implant is anchored at an angle of 45 degrees into the medial pterygoid plate.

What Are the Benefits of Pterygoid Implants?

Listed below are some of the benefits of pterygoid implant placement:

Replaces Missing Teeth Permanently

A pterygoid implant allows you to replace your missing teeth permanently, aiding you in becoming more self-confident and chewing on food much like you would with your natural teeth.

Helps in Avoiding Sinus Augmentation

A sinus augmentation is often required to develop bone mass between an oral cavity and a sinus. As a result, a patient might have to wait for months before being able to go through a dental implant. With the evolution of technology and medical procedures, pterygoid implants were developed that do not need sinus augmentation for the process to take place.

Avoids The Need for Bone Grafting

Whenever an individual went through severe bone loss in the past, it was required to get bone grafting done, which would take about a year to heal before one could have implants done. However, with pterygoid implants, bone grafting does not remain a necessary step.

Easy to Maintain

Since pterygoid implants almost give the same appearance as natural teeth, cleaning them is pretty much the same. Just keep brushing and flossing regularly to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

High Success Rate

The success rate of a pterygoid implant is over 95%.

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