Part one- Decisions for Extensively Damaged Dentition
With the high success of dental implant integration, the clinician is faced with choosing the appropriate method of replacing missing teeth and in some situations deciding to remove teeth in favor of placing an implant to support a restoration. Patient presentations and a review of the literature will illustrate the efficacy of implants to provide stable and lasting support for restorations.
This presentation will allow participants to develop a framework to make decisions on selecting the method of support for replacement teeth, i.e. mucosa, teeth or implants. The variables that drive decisions will be presented with as much support from the literature as possible.
Where esthetics is of primary concern the parameters that affect the esthetics of implant supported restorations will be addressed, where function is of primary concern the
biomechanical aspects of implant supported restorations will be addressed.
1) participants will have a matrix to decide on restoration of choice to replace missing teeth
2) participants will have a matrix to decide when to select an implant supported restoration over other treatment choices