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.
Dr. Carlos Letelier has a passion for excellence that is reflected in his distinguished background and education credentials. He began his dentistry studies in Chile where he earned a DDS degree and then enrolled in Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, in Boston Massachusetts, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a DMD degree. He went on to complete his surgical residency and graduate from UCLA Medical School, in Los Angeles California, with both an MD and OMFS degree. He then did a cosmetic surgery fellowship with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In addition to becoming Board Certified in both Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Letelier has taught in the OMFS residency program at Fresno’s University Medical Center in California, USA.
Dr. Letelier’s expertise covers a wide range of procedures from wisdom tooth extraction and dental implants to facial and dental trauma. He is well known and highly regarded for his treatment of patients with missing teeth and severe bone loss.
Dr. Letelier continues to expand his knowledge and skills by regular participation in specialty courses throughout the USA and other global locations.