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Treatment guidelines

The patient with a terminal dentition and who faces total teeth extractions can choose from a number of treatment options from immediate complete denture to one of the implant supported protocols.
Immediate dentures are chosen by patients who are unwilling...

Biomechanics and occlusion
Immediate loading / provisionalization
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Treatment guidelines

At post-placement visits, the same factors evaluated carefully at the insertion appointment should be reviewed again and adjustments made where necessary.  Denture base fit, extensions, occlusion, esthetics, function, comfort and overall...

Aftercare / follow up
Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Placement of a complete denture requires attention to detail to cover all important clinical items such prosthesis fit, denture base extensions, esthetics, occlusion, patient comfort and post-placement instructions.  In addition, the clinician...

Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Successful oral rehabilitation of edentulous patients with removable prostheses demands careful adherence to a clinical protocol. Some simplified protocols have been successfully introduced...

 

 

 

Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Some patients present with soft and hard tissue defects that cannot be addressed by a fixed implant prosthesis when esthetics, phonetics and oral hygiene access are considered. In these patients who have struggled...

Implant prosthetics
Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Fixed implant prostheses are associated with the best oral health and quality of life, as chewing performance and patient comfort are usually better than with a removable prosthesis. The use of all-ceramic, metal-ceramic or metal-resin prostheses offers...

Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Edentulous

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Provisionals

Conceptually, a provisional prosthesis for an edentulous patient is a convenient tool that offers the patient a satisfactory level of function and esthetic appearance while definitive treatment is undertaken...

Guided Surgery
Immediate loading / provisionalization
Diagnosis and treatment planning
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Treatment guidelines

Edentulous

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Age

Edentulism as a consequence of (sub)total agenesis of deciduous and/or permanent teeth in children and adolescents is extremely rare. It is commonly a component of a generalized underlying condition such as ectodermal dysplasia. There are...

Fixed prosthetics
Removable prosthetics
Local factors