Title: Treatment of the Severely Resorbed Edentulous Maxilla Using Extra-Maxillary Anchor Points
Edentulism with severe maxillary resorption is a common problem that dentists have to face. For many patients, dentures are not an acceptable alternative. For most patients, if there are no medical contraindications, graftless immediate-load fixed prosthesis are possible.
We will present our 12 years of experience, and evolution, treating severely resorbed edentulous Maxillas with immediate load restorations. In particular, the use of Zygomatic and Pterygoid implants will be discussed.
Patient assessment, Guided and non-guided techniques, as well as potential risks and complications, will be reviewed.
These techniques simplify the treatment of edentulous cases, as no grafting is needed prior to implant placement. They also reduce the cost to the patient and speed up the final result.
These treatments can greatly improve patients’ lives and are very rewarding for the treating doctor.
For the doctors not treating these types of cases, it may open the door to a vast new group of patients and help to differentiate their practices from the competition.