Retrospective Study of Pterygoid Implants in the Atrophic Posterior Maxilla: Implant and Prosthesis Survival Rates Up to 3 Years
Marcos Martins Curi, DDS, MSc, PhD/Camila Lopes Cardoso, DDS, MSc, PhD/Karina de Cássia Braga Ribeiro, DDS, PhD
The featured article for this issue evaluates the use of implants in the posterior maxilla that extend into the pterygoid region. All implants were in function for at least 1 year. The article describes Kaplan-Meier estimates of cumulative success. Although there have been a number of reports on the use of implants in this area, this article adds detail while using statistical methods that predict mid-term performance.