Dental implants are a replacement solution for missing teeth. They come in all shapes and sizes to suit each patient’s unique needs.
One of the most critical factors in the success of a dental implant is the quality and quantity of bone available. If you lack adequate bone volume for a traditional implant, alternative options like pterygoid implants can be considered.
In this article, we’ll discuss pterygoid implants and how they can be used for smile restoration.
What Are Pterygoid Implants?
Traditional dental implants are placed in a bone in the jaw known as the “alveolar bone”. In patients who lack bone quality and quantity due to bone resorption, pterygoid implants can be placed in the “pterygoid process”. [Read more…]