Presented by Akanksha Srivastava, BDS, MSc, MDSc, FACP, FRCD(C), FAAMP
Atrophic posterior maxilla and
sinus pneumatization are challenging factors in the rehabilitation of
edentulous maxillae. Pterygoid implants provide a graftless approach to
maximizing anteroposterior spread of implants and avoiding distal cantilevers.
Successful pterygoid implant-based rehabilitation involves technique sensitive
surgical protocols and requires a thorough understanding of the
pterygomaxillary anatomy. This webinar will provide an overview of the
advantages, anatomic challenges, and surgical and prosthetic treatment planning
for placement of pterygoid implants.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able
- Summarize the rationale and benefits of pterygoid
implants in rehabilitation of the atrophic edentulous maxilla.
- Describe the
pterygomaxillary anatomy and potential surgical complications.
- Apply surgical
and prosthetic principles of treatment planning for pterygoid implant cases.
Earn 1 Continuing Education Credit