Placement of Screw-Type Implants in the Pterygomaxillary-Pyramidal Region: Surgical Procedure and Preliminary Results
A surgical technique for the placement of titanium screw-type implants (Branemark system) in the pterygomaxillary-pyramidal region is presented. The correct direction, location, and length of the implant is decided during surgery. Cylindric osteotomes are used as bone-site formers, thus minimizing the use of drills in bone preparation. This not only conserves bone, but greatly reduces the potential surgical risks, especially of hemorrhage.