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Journal of Dental Specialities


Atrophied maxilla restored with a pterygo-maxillary implant – a case report


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Author Details: Rahul Sharma, Jay Vikram, Dhruv Anand, Anurag Hasti, Pradeep Sharma

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 190

Article End Page : 193


Abstract

It is well documented that restoration of posterior atrophied maxilla with implants is a complex entity in itself. Since, implant placement in this area is often accompanied by sinus lift which itself is a morbid procedure with questionable success rate, a new approach of placement of implants in Pterygo maxillary area was explored.
The purpose of this article is to present a case report in which Pterygo-maxillary implant has been successfully placed to restore atrophied posterior maxilla without the sinus lift using 3D imaging technique - Cone Beam Computerised Tomography (CBCT). Thus, making it an easy procedure for placement of implants in the areas previously considered to be unapproachable.

Keywords
: Pterygo Maxillary Implants, Atrophied Maxilla, Pterygoid Implants, Sinus Lift, Bone Augmentation

Doi No:-10.18231