Tubero Pterygoid Implants
They are also called,
- Pterygoid implant
- Tuberosity implant
If you have been told by your dentist, that you have less bone or no bone in upper maxilla jaw, for dental implants, do not worry. These less bone situation can be successfully treated by pterygoid implants and fixed teeth can be given in 3-4 days.
HISTORY OF PTERYGOID IMPLANTS:
Pterygoid implants are first introduced in dental implantology in 1989 by Tulasne. His works were inspired from ideas of paul tessier.
WHY PTERYGOID IMPLANTS:
Tubero pterygoid implants are indicated for patients who do not have enough bone for regular conventional implants. These implants are placed in the 2nd and 3rd moral region of the upper jaw.
BENEFITS OF TUBERO PTERYGOID IMPLANTS (TPG IMPLANTS):
- Avoids the need for sinus lift/bone grafts
- Helps to give fixed teeth in 3 days
- As per scientific evidence the survival of pterygoid implants is reported to be 91.1%
- Can be done flapless
- Can be done under local anesthesia(no need for general anesthesia)
- Cantilevers are avoided
- Upper 2nd molar is replaced involving chewing efficiency
WHAT TYPE OF IMPLANTS ARE USED FOR PTERYGOID IMPLANTS:
Smooth surface Bicortical implants from IHDE company are used (supplied by SIMPLADENT group, INDIA).
COST OF PTERYGOID IMPLANTS:
The price of pterygoid dental implants is similar to the regular implant price.
IS PTERYGOID IMPLANTS SAFE?
In hands of experienced surgeon the pterygoid implants are completely safe.
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