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Treatment guidelines

Hard tissue management - maxilla

Key points

  • Narrow ridges are often the limiting factor for implant placement
  • The ventral extension of the maxillary sinus can cause other limitations to implant placement
  • Unless the use of 4 implants only to support a fixed prosthesis or overdenture does not seem predictable, invasive bone augmentation should not be considered

Clinical topics

Radiology
Bone grafting and regeneration

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Placement of tilted and/or Zygomatic implants can offer the advantage of low invasive, graftless treatment options. Dr Fortin presents systematic pre-treatment evaluation for these solutions, discusses the benefits of tilted implants and explains placement options and techniques...
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The rehabilitation of the resorbed jaw remains a surgical and prosthetic challenge. This may involve the modification of the bone to allow for placement of dental implants, or alternatively the use of short implants. EAO consensus defines short implants as implants with an...
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Dr Watzek compares implant treatment with and without sinus lift augmentation procedures from the aspects: relative and absolute contra-indications, intra-operative risks, treatment time frame, success rate and cost. As a general rule, the smaller the surgical intervention, the...
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Based on the tissue engineering principle, that bone cannot only regenerate, but can take a shape and size greater than the epigenetic milieu, the lecture reviews various surgical options to increase the ridge volume with a focus on alveolar split techniques and BMP-2/ACS...

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