IMPLANT / RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Implant Options to Improve or
Eliminate Complete Dentures
Dental implants can be used to improve a removable prosthesis, or eliminate the need for a removable prosthesis completely. But how many implants are needed for an overdenture? Two? Four? More? Is the maxilla the same as the mandible? How can I tell?
Success of an implant assisted or implant supported removable prosthesis is dependent on many factors: implant number, position and attachment system. These factors change considerably depending on the goal of treatment, patient's initial complaints or whether the maxilla or mandible is being treated.
Ways to rehabilitate an edentulous arch with an implant supported fixed prosthesis will also be presented. This type of case must be handled carefully in order to avoid a disaster on delivery day!
A clear blueprint for diagnosis, treatment prescription and prosthesis fabrication will be presented.You will learn how to:
- Assess number and position of implants needed to address a patient's desires.
- Discuss various overdenture treatment options.
- Interpret a patient's complaint with existing dentures.
- Diagnose, design and fabricate implant overdentures.
- Choose an attachment system for an overdenture.
- Know if a full-arch case is suitable for a fixed vs. removable prosthesis.
- Avoid common complications in replacing an edentulous arch with implants.
LOUIS A. DI PEDE, DMD, FACP
Program Director, Postgraduate Prosthodontics
Department of Restorative Dentistry
$125 for Auxiliaries/Residents
E-mail: email@example.com — Phone: 973-972-6561
(Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)