Thoughtful case planning is crucial for the perpetual success of any dental implant therapy. This lecture presents many variables that affect treatment planning, including local host factors, timing of implant placement, loading protocols, and the design of the prosthesis. This presentation also includes evidence-based principles that can guide the dentist in making a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual case, leading to the long-term success of implant-supported prostheses.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
define the standards for an esthetic fixed implant prosthesis
discuss risk factors involved in implant treatment
describe options for the timing of implant placement
describe implant loading protocols
explain the features, advantages, and limitations of soft tissue level (one-piece) and bone level (two-piece) implant designs