Prof. Tony Daher
The development of predictable replacement of soft & hard tissues (Sinus grafts, bone growth, gingival graft, Implant & variety of abutments, adhesive dentistry with stronger resins & porcelains) has broadened our ability to treat disease and esthetic enhancement of teeth. These new techniques complicated the treatment-planning process.
With development of these new treatment modalities, certain forms of traditional treatment may not be necessary. In the past, one accepted approach for single condition was the standard. Now, new paradigms in the treatment of partially edentulous patients emerge. These are creating many reasonable possibilities for treatment, including non-treatment. With these new possibilities, anyone placing or restoring implants, must be prepared for the possibility of potential complications. Complications can be at one or multiple levels: at the level of material selection, or occlusion, or hygiene or continuous care or/and complex dental procedures.
For these reasons, by using many clinical situations examples, the presentation will identify the appropriate prosthodontic treatment for each, and will focus on many practical prosthetic treatment solutions with or without implants: “Take-Home Tips”, serving as helpful reminders on how to manage and how to avoid complications from occurring.