Palatal implants are used to treat simple snoring and light sleep apnea in certain patients.
This procedure has many advantages and can be done under local anesthesia and conscious sedation in an office environment.
Not all patients are candidates for this surgery. Obtaining good results requires rigorous patient selection.
During your consultation, the doctor will determine the most probable cause of your snoring and decide if this is the right procedure for you.
3-5 implants are placed in the palatal musculature. The surgery takes approximately 20 minutes.
This procedure increases soft palatal tonus and diminishes its vibration during sleep. This can reduce snoring.
The implants are made out of a material called Dacron, a material currently used in surgery.
Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of palatal implants in treat snoring.
Palatal implants have shown impressive results compared to current conservative procedures used to treat snoring.
However, palatal implants are not used to treat sleep apnea.