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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Implant placement in the pterygoid region with dynamically navigated surgery: A clinical report

  • Yufei Yao
    Affiliations
    Predoctoral student, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases &Department of Oral Implantology, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China
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  • Zhihui Lin
    Affiliations
    Graduate student, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Department of Oral Implantology, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China
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  • Xingmei Yang
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    Corresponding author: Dr Xingmei Yang, Department of Oral Implantology, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, No 14, 3rd Section, Renmin Nan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, PR CHINA
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    Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Department of Oral Implantology, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China
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Published:February 24, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.12.045

      Abstract

      Implant placement in the pterygoid region is a reliable treatment for posterior maxillary tooth loss. However, the surgery is not widely applied because the implant placement region is hard to access and the direct visual access is limited. This clinical report describes the use of a dynamic navigation system to improve the pterygoid implant placement surgery. Real-time imaging of the surgery area and full-time guidance are provided by the system to alleviate the problem of lack of visibility and to reduce the complexity of placement.
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