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Pterygoid implants

They are a type of implants that when placed with a specific technique manages to support an upper jaw denture without needing bone grafts. They are the posterior abutment support of a prosthesis in the atrophic jaws. Sometimes they are combined with zygomatic implants.

Dr. Xavier Rodríguez is highly experienced in placing pterygoid implants. He is the author with the largest series of pterygoid implants published in Europe and the second worldwide. Furthermore, he has also published how to properly place this type of implant for optimum results in scientific articles.

Requires infiltrative anesthesia.

Duration of the session:

  • From 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the number of implants.

Number of appointments or sessions:

  • It is done in one session.


  • It is immediate. The patient does not usually have inflammation in the pterygoid region.