Looking for a solution for bone atrophy?

Subperiosteal dental implants represent a revolutionary solution for patients without enough bone for conventional implants. Fully custom-designed, they are an excellent option for patients with bone atrophy who want to regain a fixed denture in a short period of time and without the need for lengthy bone grafting surgeries. Consulting with a dental professional is the first step in determining whether subperiosteal implants are the best option for you.

At Turo Park Clinics, we are committed to offering the most advanced and effective dental solutions. Our team of experts is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you get the best possible results. Contact us today for more information and to schedule your consultation!

Treatment information

Treatment table
Duration of surgery Approx. 1-2 hours
Recovery 2-3 weeks
Results Immediate
Effects Immediate after recovery
Hospitalisation Not necessary, outpatient procedure
Anaesthesia Local anaesthesia, in some cases conscious sedation
Price Low budget

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What are Subperiosteal Dental Implants?

Subperiosteal dental implants, also known as juxtaosseous, are an advanced alternative for patients who cannot use conventional implants or who wish to avoid undergoing aggressive surgeries such as zygomatic implants or bone grafts (which require up to 1 year for consolidation). Based on CAD-CAM technology, which allows them to be designed in a completely personalised way, they consist of a titanium structure that rests on the bone of the maxilla or mandible, so they adapt perfectly to the patient's bone structure.

Benefits of Periosteal Implants

Subperiosteal periosteal implants offer numerous benefits. They are ideal for patients with insufficient bone mass who cannot undergo rehabilitation with conventional implants. In addition, they are much less invasive than their main alternative (zygomatic implants) and allow a fixed prosthesis to be placed on the same day of surgery (unlike bone grafting surgeries, where the average waiting time is 1 year). Moreover, the recovery time is much shorter compared to traditional methods and also reduces the risk of rejection, as it adapts perfectly to the patient's anatomy.

Restoration of Dental Functionality and Aesthetics

Subperiosteal periosteal dental implants not only offer a long-lasting solution for tooth loss, but also restore dental function and aesthetics. By replacing missing teeth, patients regain their ability to chew and speak normally, which positively impacts their nutrition and overall well-being. In addition, these implants are designed to integrate seamlessly with natural teeth, improving the appearance of the smile and increasing patient confidence.

Improved Quality of Life

Restoration of dental function with subperiosteal implants contributes significantly to improved quality of life. Patients experience greater comfort and stability when eating, eliminating the dietary limitations that can accompany traditional dentures. In addition, the aesthetic improvement offers a boost to self-esteem, allowing patients to smile and communicate with greater confidence. Together, these benefits contribute to a more active and healthy life, both physically and emotionally.

Periosteal Implant Surgery Steps

Step 1: Initial Assessment

A consultation is carried out to assess the patient's oral health and determine the feasibility of the treatment. Once assessed and approved, treatment begins.

Step 2: Impressions and X-rays

Impressions are taken for 3D modelling using our intraoral scanner and a high definition scanner to create a virtual model for treatment planning.

Step 3: Fabrication of the Implant

Using the 3D model, a customised implant is designed and manufactured to fit the patient's bone structure.

Step 4: Surgical Preparation

As in any surgery, a preoperative study is carried out, including a blood test and electrocardiogram.

Step 5: Implant placement

The implant is carefully placed on the bone under the gum tissue in an outpatient surgery under intravenous sedation. For your convenience, the sutures used are absorbable, so there is no need to remove them.

Step 6: Recovery and Follow-up

A postoperative care plan is provided and follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor implant integration.

Ideal Candidates for Periosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are especially indicated for patients suffering from severe bone atrophy that prevents the placement of conventional implants. In these cases, the alternatives that existed to date included:

  • Removable complete prosthesis: this is the classic "removable" prosthesis that covers the entire palate and requires glue to attach it to the gum.
  • Bone grafting and subsequent placement of conventional implants: certain cases of atrophy can be treated by placing block bone grafts (jaw or hip) or particulate bone grafts (sinus lift). In these cases, the bone integration process takes about 1 year, after which (if everything has gone well) conventional implants are placed.
  • Zygomatic implants: these are implants that are anchored in the cheekbones, requiring aggressive surgery for their placement due to their dimensions.

Unlike these techniques, subperiosteal implants offer a fixed solution from day one, without the need for aggressive surgery and with the benefits of a fully computer-aided design of the procedure.

Technological Advances in Periosteal Implants

Technological advances have enabled the development of subperiosteal implants, ushering in a new era in modern implantology. Using 3D imaging techniques and computer aided design (CAD) software we are able to create implants that precisely fit the patient's bone structure. At Turó Park Clinics we have a team that has pioneered this technique and is among those who have placed the most subperiosteal implants nationwide.

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about periosteal implants

What are periosteal implants?

Subperiosteal implants are custom-made dental implants that are placed on the bone (maxilla or mandible), and specially designed for patients with insufficient bone mass.

Who is a candidate for subperiosteal implants?

They are ideal for patients with significant bone loss who cannot undergo conventional implants or want to avoid bone grafting. A specialist assessment will determine suitability for this technique.

How long does the procedure take?

The entire procedure, from initial assessment to placement and recovery, can vary, but is generally completed in about 1 month.

Does the placement of periosteal implants hurt?

Placement is performed under local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation so the patient feels no pain during the procedure. As with any surgery, some discomfort may be experienced during recovery.

How long do periosteal implants last?

With proper care and regular maintenance, periosteal implants can last for many years, providing a long-lasting and effective solution.

How are periosteal implants maintained?

Maintenance of periosteal implants is crucial to their longevity. Brushing after meals and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and check-ups are recommended to ensure that the implant remains in good condition and free of complications.

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