What are Tuberopterygoid implants:
Pterygoid implants are implants located in 2nd molar area of upper jaw. They allow the prosthetic rehabilitation on dental implants in upper jaw. The applied forces go to the pterygomaxillar buttress area allowing immediate loading of the implants.
Advantages of pterygoid implants:
» Eliminates the need of sinus grafting.
» No cantilevers from front teeth or implants
» Efficient chewing is possible as teeth upto second molars are replaced. In cantilevers and zygomatic implant cases or in all-on -4 and all – on – 6 techniques 2nd molars are not replaced. If replaced then they are made as cantilevers which make the last implant weak and the bridge susceptible to fracture in the long run.
» Bone in pterygoid area is cortical in nature, and hence very strong and rigid allowing Immediate loading with permanent crown in 3 days.
» Single piece implants are used which are strong in comparision to conventional dental implants
» All patients who want dental implants in upper jaw are good candidates as bone is always available in pterygoid area.
» Flapless technique is used, as such patients have no swelling or bleeding and patients need not stop blood thinners, if they are taking any.
» Lifetime warranty given as strong single piece implants are being used in strong cortical bone.
» 100% success rate.