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Journal of Dental Specialities

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

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Case Report

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

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 190-193

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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

How to cite : Sharma R, Vikram J, Anand D, Hasti A, Sharma P, Atrophied maxilla restored with a pterygo-maxillary implant – a case report. J Dent Spec 2016;4(2):190-193

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