This lecture describes the treatment approach using a digital workflow for fixed implant rehabilitation of edentulous jaws. Treatment sequence, implant number and distribution, and the implant-prosthetic design are all thoroughly discussed. The speaker presents a detailed approach to full-arch rehabilitation using the digital workflow, which includes immediate loading with fixed screw-retained provisional prostheses during the healing phase. Other techniques presented include use of transitional implants and segmentation of full-arch prostheses. Evidence is presented on digital versus conventional implant impressions and the anterior-posterior distribution of implants in relation to survival.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
describe the appropriate number and location of implants in the fixed rehabilitation of the edentulous patient
discuss the advantages of virtual planning to reduce risk of failures
describe the various approaches in rehabilitating the edentulous patient using the digital work flow
describe an alternative method to immediate loading using fixed screw-retained provisional prostheses