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Surgical Planning and Procedures

Saving or Replacing Implants

Stephen T Chen

This lecture addresses the decision-making process of whether to save or to remove implant(s) in challenging situations of implant complications. Dr. Chen details incidence and prevalence, options of solving biological, hardware and esthetic complications, and indications of implant removal in each category. Introductions about how to remove the implants and the advantages and disadvantages of each method are also given. Stress is placed on meticulous treatment planning and accurate execution to prevent complications and appropriate management to rectify the complications whenever possible. Attention is given to the factor of clinicians, namely human errors, in the incidence of complications.

At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…

  • describe the classification of implant complications from ITI Treatment Guide Vol. 8

  • understand the etiology of different implant complications

  • recognize the options to rectify implant complications whenever possible and the limitations

  • recognize the indications of implant removal in each category

46 minutes
ITI Congress Southern Africa 2019
0.77 hours
Purchase price
23 Academy Coins
Publication date: Jul 9, 2021 Last review date: Jul 2, 2021 Next review date: Jul 2, 2024
  • Congress Lecture
  • English
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  • Surgical Planning & Procedures

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