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Placement

Placement of a provisional prosthesis takes place by attaching the conversion denture (either patient's exisiting prosthesis or a new conversion denture) to the implants or to implant abutments. The provisional prosthesis can be...

Implant prosthetics
Fixed prosthetics
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The trial placement appointment is a significant one for successful edentulous patient care. It will be the first time that dentist and patient can see what has been created in the laboratory; and a decision will then be one...

CAD/CAM
Implant prosthetics
Diagnosis and treatment planning
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Treatment guidelines

One goal in the treatment of the fully edentulous patient is to re-establish the maxillo-mandibular relation in the transversal and sagittal dimensions comprising adequate facial height. The occlusal contact situation be...

Implant prosthetics
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It is important to evaluate whether the implants are parallel to each other. If the implants are fairly parallel to each other (Fig 1) a closed tray impression technique can be employed. Since the implants are parallel to each other, the polymerized...

Implant prosthetics
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In vitro research studies have compared splinted versus unsplinted impression techniques and have, in general, shown that the splinted impression technique yields more accurate master casts when compared to a reference...

Implant prosthetics
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The goals of an impression are to accurately capture tissue contours necessary and relevant for fabrication of a prosthesis that adapts well to mucosa or a prosthesis that fits well and passively on implants...

 

Implant prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

A fixed implant prosthesis is completely anchored and supported by dental implants. There are different terms used to describe a fixed implant prosthesis, such as fixed complete denture, fixed detachable prosthesis, the hybrid prosthesis, or the...

Implant prosthetics
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The objective of systematic periodic recalls for patients wearing overdentures are three-fold...

Aftercare / follow up
Removable prosthetics
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All tissue surfaces, prosthesis surfaces and implant surfaces should be accessible by oral hygiene aids like toothbrushes, interdental brushes and dental floss or dental tape. It is paramount that, during treatment planning...

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Oral hygiene instructions
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The regular recall control appointment, at least every 6 months, should comprise a hygiene check by the dental/oral hygienist or other auxiliary, and include professional cleaning of the restoration, prosthetic components, sulcus and any...

Aftercare / follow up
Fixed prosthetics
Oral hygiene instructions
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Attachment selection

The relative merits of different prosthodontic treatment objectives - resilient versus rigid attachments - are controversial and empirical. A resilient retention mechanism is recommended on the assumption that this will protect implants from overload; while in...

Prosthetic materials
Implant prosthetics
Biomechanics and occlusion
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At post-placement visits, the same factors evaluated carefully at the placement appointment should be reviewed and adjusted where necessary. Overdenture base fit, extensions, occlusion, esthetics, function, comfort and overall patient...

Implant prosthetics
Aftercare / follow up
Removable prosthetics
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Treatment guidelines

Placement of a removable prosthesis requires attention to detail to cover all important clinical items such prosthesis fit, denture base extensions, esthetics, occlusion, patient comfort and post-insertion instructions. Implant overdentures may or may not...

Implant prosthetics
Biomechanics and occlusion
Removable prosthetics
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The trial placement appointment is a significant one for successful edentulous patient care.
The tooth arrangement (set-up) provides a tangible orientation index of the teeth’s spatial positions in relation to each...

Implant prosthetics
Diagnosis and treatment planning
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Treatment guidelines

Accurate and repeatable recording of patient’s maxillo-mandibular relationships are essential for all types of oral rehabilitation. They provide essential clinical documentation that enables dentists and technicians to create...

Implant prosthetics