Tuberopterygoid implants – Graft less solution for atrophied Maxilla
Have you been told by your conventional two piece implantologist that, you are not a candidate for implants in upper jaw because, you do not have enough bone especially in the distal maxilla or is he forcing you to undergo sinus lifts and augmentation since there is no bone to place dental implants.
The distal half of the upper jaw is, the most difficult area for placing implants because of the presence of Sinus cavity and rarified distal upper jaw bone. Also in situation where there is severe atrophy of the maxilla, different procedures like Sinus lifts and bone grafts were undertaken which increased the number of sittings as they are surgical procedures, they also multiplied the treatment time and the cost. These procedures were accepted by the patients as, there was no other alternative. But, after the induction of the tuberopterygoid implants, patients are reluctant to go through those processes as they are traumatic, avoidable and associated with low success rate.
When the upper grinding teeth are lost and are not replaced on time, it leads to drooping of the sinus there by resulting in bone resorption making it difficult for tooth replacement, some conventional implantologists suggest Sinus lift procedure, which is a complex traumatic surgical approach, that is totally unpredictable and takes approximately 6 to 8 months to heal. All the patients interested in getting permanent teeth in 3 days on implants are suitable candidates for tuberopterygoid implants as pterygoid bone is present in all the patients. Pterygoid bone is present distal to the second molar region in the upper jaw and is the only option available if you want to avoid cantilevers, but it requires a very experienced hand with an in depth knowledge of Anatomy of the surrounding areas.
Tuberopterygoid Implants, furnish a stable solution for an atrophic upper jaw bone with negligible surgical trauma and utmost oral function as the anatomy of the Pterygo maxillary structures inputs, sturdiness and aid implants.The prime reason for making use of the tuberopterygoid implants is the accessibility of dense cortical bone of the pterygoid plate and the pyramidal process.
LBR DENTAL & IMPLANT CENTER offers a unique and simple alternative that is tuberopterygoid implants. These implants are placed in majority of cases using minimally invasive flapless procedure under local anaesthesia through the tuberosity bone into the pterygoid plates. Forces of occlusion go to the pterygo maxillary bone which is stable and cortical, allowing immediate loading of implants. Tuberopterygoid implants, shortens the time for a definitive procedure on implants thus avoiding inconvenience sinus lift problems and also low success rate of the implants integrated in the sinus lift and sinus augmentation procedure, this procedure is also reduces overall dental implant cost and also sinusitis as sinus is not involved.
In severely atrophic maxilla, when placing implants in the anterior segment of the maxilla becomes a challenge the zygomatic implants are placed. These zygomatic implants along with tuberopterygoid implants provide stable foundation for permanent teeth in 3 days.
- Implants for everyone : As the pterygoid bone is always present.
- No cantilevers: As tuberopterygoid implants are placed in the distal most part of maxilla, all 14 teeth are replaced without cantilevers.
- Single piece implant: Hence no screw loosening and implant breakage.
- Efficient chewing : As all molars are replaced.
- Can avoid sinus lift problems and dental bone grafts complications.
- Allows immediate loading with fixed permanent teeth in 3 days.