Stephen Parel: An overview of treatment solutions for the edentulous patient with a focus on All-on-4
- Diagnostics & treatment planning
- Graftless solutions
- Loading protocols
- Complications management
- Patient communication
Supported by several clinical case presentations, the lecture presents up-to-date treatment options for edentulous situations and highlights the huge advances dentistry has made over the last decade to treat edentulous patients. Dr Parel explains the advantage of placing tilted implants, like eliminating need for grafting, facilitating immediate load, and increasing the A-P spread, and reviews expanded application possibilities depending e.g. on bone volume and density variations or sceletal and occlusion anomaly situations like e.g. ectodermal dysplasia and vertical maxillary tissue excess (VME). Dr Parel then covers study and clinical data on the presented concepts and reviews factors for failures with a focus on maxilla situations.