Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
As surgical and restorative protocols advance, implant therapy is becoming a viable treatment option for an ever-increasing range of dental indications. At the same time, CAD/CAM technology allows for customization that manages soft tissue during the healing phase and guides cases toward predictable results. In this presentation, Dr. Timothy Kosinski outlines the restoration of an edentulous maxillary anterior space with a 4-unit, implant-retained bridge, illustrating the clinical flexibility of the Inclusive® Tooth Replacement System (Glidewell Laboratories), which offers the same streamlined, all-in-one approach to implant therapy whether treating a single or multi-unit case. Topics include:
- Maximizing treatment options with a consistent, predictable clinical workflow
- Temporizing partially edentulous cases in the esthetic zone
- Establishing optimal emergence profiles with patient-specific components
- Following a restorative-driven approach during each phase of implant treatment
- Important anatomic considerations when treatment planning an implant case
- Training soft tissue with custom temporary abutments and provisionals
- The benefits of provisionalization for multi-unit anterior cases
- Protocol for achieving immediate implant stability
- Maintaining the integrity of buccal and lingual plates when placing implants
Patient-specific customization, all-inclusive treatment protocol, soft tissue management and other clinical and technological advancements are facilitating predictable restorative outcomes for implant cases while maximizing the clinical options available to clinicians. With a restorative-driven approach and a clear understanding of clinical limitations, anatomic considerations and the steps necessary to achieve initial implant stability and full osseointegration, clinicians can confidently treat a growing range of dental conditions with implant therapy.
CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials that are presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.