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Patient with an edentulous maxilla and medium bone density: Immediate Function episode 1

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  • Immediate Function for edentulous patients moderated by Prof. Paulo Malo
  • The goals of total rehabilitation of edentulous patients
  • Radiologic & clinical evaluation and treatment planning of the edentulous maxilla
  • All-on-4 implant surgery: patient case by Dr. Ana Ferro
  • All-on-4 vs All-on-6: discuss a real patient case
  • Discuss edentulous solutions with Paulo Malo, Ana Ferro, Enrico Agliardi, Ruben Davo, Andrew Dawood and Glen Liddelow.

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asked by Ramesh Chowdhary

Why age is not to be considered when planing any case

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In one of the questions asked seeing the age of the patient, all on six would have been ideal, to which Ana replied age has nothing to do . I totally don’t agree with it , as age will   Help in predictably planning the long term success of the treatment based on age . As the evidence supporting All-on-4 has just 13 yr follow up 
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asked by Anonymous

Very nice and well presented, congratulations to Dr Anna lower mandible : did patient stay with her natural teeth or she added

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asked by Mariano Villarino

The rationale and execution of the procedure is absolutely clear. However, I think that a more conservative approach could have

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also been considered, such as conventional fixed bridge from 1.6 to 2.3, with a straight implant in 2.4 and tilted in 2.6 for a fixed prosthesis. This kind of rehabilitation is fully proved to be successful over time, even more when performed by good criteria prosthodontists with modern CAD-CAM materials. Crown lengthening could also be considered for the procedure.  I agree that all on 4 is a great upgrade for edentulous or soon to be edentulous patients, but the perception of patients is never the same as when feeling original teeth. Great work Ana, and very well performed indeed. I follow your work and Paulo's also. Mariano