Fixed vs. Removable Prosthodontics for Restoring the Edentulous Maxilla

Fixed and removable prosthodontic implant therapy for restoration of the edentulous maxilla is both complex and challenging. Careful assessment and planning is needed in each individual case to explore whether a fixed or a removable solution will be the more suitable to satisfy the patient’s preference for optimal esthetics, phonetics, comfort and function. This Learning Pathway explores the prosthodontically driven treatment planning based on structured assessment, considered diagnosis and practical application in clinical case examples.

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...

  • identify decisive factors based on structured assessment and treatment planning
  • recognize the importance of a prosthodontically driven plan and of planning implant configurations and placement accordingly
  • describe the role of additional investigation by 3D reformatted scans in assisting treatment planning
Publication date: Oct 13, 2014 Last review date: May 2, 2020 Next review date: May 2, 2023
  • Attachment Types
  • Case Type
  • Cement Retention
  • Edentulous Maxilla
  • English
  • Languages
  • Loading Protocols
  • Mechanical Retention
  • Pathway
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthodontic Planning & Procedures
  • Prosthodontically Driven Planning
  • Prosthodontics
  • Screw Retention
  • Treatment Planning

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