Stefan Holst: Treatment planning - restorative considerations and material selection
- Diagnostics & treatment planning
- Soft tissue management
- CAD/CAM prosthetics
- Laboratory procedures
The lecture discusses a patient case with multiple missing teeth in maxilla and mandible. Video part one presents the patient situation and reviews the digital and conventional diagnostic and treatment planning tools. Video part two presents the chosen treatment and gives insight in the decision making rationale on restoration parameters such as conventional vs CAD/CAM techniques, material selection, screw- vs cement-retained solutions, single unit vs splinted construction and ceramic vs acrylic veneering option. The lecture concludes, that CAD/CAM technology is preferred due to high precision and material homogeneity, Zirconia supports soft tissue integration and esthetics, screw-retained construction offers accessablity to the implant and avoids the risk of cement excess.