Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implants can be considered for patients who have significant bone loss in the upper jawbone. These procedures are performed by highly trained implant specialists including Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, Chief Clinical Officer of the Advanced Dental Implant Center (ADIC) network, and other ADIC doctors across our practice locations.
“With Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implants, we help patients who’ve been told they are not a candidate for dental implants. We give patients their hope and confidence back. We give them a second chance to smile for the first time.”
– Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, Chief Clinical Officer, Advanced Dental Implant Center
Pterygoid dental implants are anchored at a 45-degree angle into the pterygoid bone, which is located in the back of the upper jawbone. This type of implant is typically used when there is not enough bone volume in the upper jawbone to support traditional dental implants. Since the pterygoid bone is a strong and dense bone that provides excellent support for dental implants, doctors at Advanced Dental Implant Center can offer Pterygoid dental implants as a long-term solution to missing or damaged teeth.
Image Shows a Pterygoid ImplantPhoto Source: Pterygoid Implants: The Art and Science
Susan – A Full Mouth Dental Implants Patient with Severe Bone Loss
Zygomatic dental implants are anchored into the zygomatic bone, which is located in the cheekbone area. This type of implant is also used in cases where there is not enough bone volume in the upper jawbone to support traditional implants. The zygomatic bone is longer and stronger than the jawbone and provides an excellent alternative to traditional implants in these cases.
Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implant solutions are advanced procedures typically recommended for patients who have experienced significant bone loss in the upper jawbone, often due to prolonged tooth loss or gum disease. They may also be recommended for patients who have been told they are not a candidate for traditional dental implant surgery.
Permanently replace missing teeth
For the most part, Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implants can serve as a permanent, long-term solution to missing or damaged teeth, providing you with a strong and stable smile (like your natural teeth) with the functionality to enjoy the foods you love, while speaking and smiling with confidence.
Solution for severe bone loss patients
Patients who suffer from severe bone loss are typically told they do not have enough bone for traditional dental implant surgery. With Pterygoid and Zygomatic implants, the impossible is now possible, and patients can benefit from enjoying their life with permanent teeth secured by implants.
High success rate
Both Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implants have a 99% success rate* in helping patients with severe bone loss.
*Holtzclaw D, et al. J Implant Adv Clin Dent 2018;10(7): 6-17.
Avoid sinus augmentation and/or bone grafting procedures
Both sinus augmentation and bone grafting procedures are typically needed to treat patients with severe jawbone loss before attempting to place traditional implants. With Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implants, these procedures are not needed.
As one of the most preeminent fixed arch dental implant doctors in the word, Advanced Dental Implant Center’s Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Dan Holtzclaw literally wrote the book, Pterygoid Implants: The Art and Science, on full arch immediate load patient cases using Pterygoid dental implants. He recently published a 500-page textbook, Remote Anchorage Solutions For Severe Maxillary Atrophy, on remote anchoring implants – the dental industry’s newest and most up-to-date textbook on highly advanced dental implant procedures including Zygomatic dental implants, Quad-Zygo, Transnasal, Pterygoid dental implants, Piriform and Nasopalatine Fixtures. Dr. Holtzclaw is a highly sought educator at dental conferences and doctor training events, and has been published in more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters in print.
Advanced Dental Implant Center doctors benefit from training with Dr. Holtzclaw and combined have the experience to help restore your hope, confidence and smile – through Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implants.
At the Advanced Dental Implant Center, patients receive a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. Our doctors work closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan that meets their unique needs and goals. ADIC practices also use the latest technology and equipment to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.
In addition to Pterygoid and Zygomatic dental implants, Advanced Dental Implant Center offers a range of other dental implant procedures, including All-On-4 dental implants and traditional dental implants. We also offer a variety of sedation options to ensure that patients are comfortable during the procedure.
“I feel so much better! I’m happy that I had this doctor to help me. I’m just free!”
Anne Marie, a 92-year-old Advanced Dental Implant Center patient, visited our San Diego practice with a long history of wearing dentures. Due to her many years as a denture wearer, Anne Marie suffered from severe amounts of bone loss that prevented the placement of normal dental implants. Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, Chief Clinical Officer, treated Anne Marie with Pterygoid and Zygomatic implants – this allowed Dr. Holtzclaw to restore her smile on the same day with a new set of permanent teeth and successfully eliminate the denture. Anne Marie no longer has to deal with sticky denture adhesives and the daily removal of her teeth. She said it best: “I’m just free!”
Visit us to receive a comprehensive evaluation to see if Ptyergoid and Zygomatic dental implants can help restore your hope, confidence and smile again.
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Round Rock and West Austin TX offices are owned by Tom Kennedy, DDS under Affordable Dentures & Implants – Texas, PLLC
Phoenix/Gilbert office is owned by Sibera Troy Brannon, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP under Arizona Dental Affiliates, PLLC
San Diego office is owned by Danny J. Holtzclaw, DDS under Dental Office of Danny J. Holtzclaw, DDS, a Professional Corporation
Advanced Dental Implant Center are part of a professional affiliation of dental implant practices operated by oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists, and restorative dentists. With the specialized techniques used by Advanced Dental Implant Center, such as zygomatic and pterygoid implants, nearly all patients qualify for same day dental implants from a dental perspective. Prospective patients require an initial workup that includes an oral examination, 3D radiographic evaluation, and medical history consultation. Some patients with certain medical histories may not qualify for surgical treatment. “Teeth-in-a-day”, “one day implant teeth”, “same day implant teeth”, etc. refers to the fact that on the day of surgery, patients will have teeth removed (unless all teeth are already missing, dental implants placed, and a screw retained prosthesis secured to these implants on the same day as the surgery. While this first set of teeth are permanent in the fact that they are secured to the dental implants by screws, these teeth are typically not the final set of teeth as the patient will be allowed to heal prior to the delivery of the final set of teeth. Furthermore, the patient will be allowed to suggest desired changes to the initial set of teeth prior to the fabrication of the final set of teeth. The initial set of screw retained implant teeth are permanent in the fact that they are not removable by the patient and can only be removed by personnel in a dental office. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime depending on the age of the patient when the implants were originally placed. Studies show that dental implants can last over 25 years with proper home care and regular professional maintenance.