What are pterygoid dental implants?
Posted on: July 25, 2023
Pterygoid implants are longer than conventional implants and used in cases where there isn’t enough bone density or height in the upper jaw (maxilla) to hold new teeth in place. Pterygoid implants are inserted in the back of the mouth behind the jawline and extend into the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone. This region of bone is very strong and stable.