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Treatment guidelines

Time to function

Key points

  • Main considerations of 'time to function' are immediate, early and conventional time frames for restored function
  • When specific criteria and protocols are met, immediate function is regarded as providing a safe and predictable treatment outcome
  • Immediate function may logically reduce overall treatment time and eliminate the need for the edentulous patient to wear a temporary removable prosthesis

Clinical topics

Immediate loading / provisionalization
Success & failure

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The presentation gives an insight on the restoration of edentulous situations from both surgical and restorative aspects, with focus on the immediate function protocol and the All-on-4 solution. Dr Malo reviews the indications and contraindications, advantages and benefits as well...
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Dr Kan leads through a journey on immediate implant placement from both a surgical and prosthetic point of view, discussing aspects of soft and hard tissue condition, interaction of implant size, diameter, position and socket form, influences of crestal bone condition and biologic...
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