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Design Principles for FDPs
There are a number of aspects that are common to the design of most implant fixed dental prostheses (or FDPs). These include selection of the type and configuration of the FDP, selection of the retention method, and consideration of the external aspects and internal structure required to address factors such as esthetics, function, and strength. This Learning Pathway will examine each of these design points via a Learning Module. In addition ITI Consensus Statements on methods of retention and clinical examples of different prosthetic designs in a number of indications offers further clinical relevance.
On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...
- describe the principles for designing FDPs in terms of selection of prosthesis type, configuration, and retention method
- describe the principles for designing external aspects and internal structure
- cite the literature on clinical performance of screw- versus cement-retained prostheses
- describe hygienic considerations of FDPs
- discuss clinical examples of FDP design
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