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Overdenture Clinical Protocol

Key points

  • The oral rehabilitation of edentulous patients is comprised of specific clinical techniques
  • Clinical objectives are best met by following a routine protocol
  • Restoration of soft tissue health is an important prerequisite for impression making

Clinical topics

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Iven Klineberg: Is traditional complete denture therapy passé ?

Even though preventive and restorative efforts increase the retention of natural teeth considerably, the number of edentulous patients will grow due to the epidemiologic growth of the older patient group. Adequate treatment of edentulous patient remains a challenge and Dr Klineberg...
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Werner Zechner: Treatment concepts for edentulous patients over time

The lecture summarizes the development of implant-based treatment options for edentulous indications over time until the most up-to-date treatment techniques, like zygomatic implants, the All-on-4 technique, digital diagnostics and treatment planning and guided surgery procedures...
Digital workflow
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Saj Jivraj: Restorative considerations for the immediate loaded transitional prosthesis

The lecture highlights the importance of the restorative space to meet the requirements for esthetics, mechanics and biomechanical integrity. Dr Jivraj reviews the restorative considerations playing a role like tooth position, vertical restorative space, restoration contour and...
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Stefan Holst: Prosthetic considerations for edentulous patients

The lecture reviews decision criteria for material selection and design options in edentulous restorations. From a clinical and patient expectation standpoint, removable and fixed restorations provide comparable long-term outcome. Removable restorations can offer advantages, such...
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Egon Euwe: The esthetic upgrade for the edentulous patient

The lecture reviews the treatment plan and workflow for fixed prosthetic restorations of edentulous arches. The diagnostic planning before the implant surgery can be tested e.g. with provisional diagnostic dentures. Highlighting with a patient case, Dr Euwe explains how a screw...
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Lambert Stumpel: Three tales of things done differently

Dr Stumpel presents three cases with edentulous and partially edentulous situations and gives insight in surprising tips and tricks how to improve precision of the guided surgery protocol and at the same time facilitate some of the intra- and extra-oral workflow steps and...
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