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Dr. Paresh Patel, left, and Dr. Ara Nazarian, from the Reconstructive Dentistry Institute, at the ICOI Winter Implant Symposium in Miami. (Photo: Javier de Pison, Dental Tribune)
Although single-unit cases tend to be the most straightforward of implant restorations, tooth replacement in the anterior presents a unique array of challenges, with patient anatomy and the critical importance of esthetics in the smile zone chief among them. This has led many clinicians to adopt a conservative approach to treatment or refer such cases to a more experienced practitioner. As implant design, CAD/CAM dentistry, and treatment protocols have advanced, however, achieving a desirable outcome in the anterior has become a less complex undertaking.
Full-Arch Implant Solutions: Overdentures or Fixed Monolithic Zirconia Dr. Paresh Patel takes an in-depth look at the latest full-arch implant solutions, from the basic overdenture to the monolithic zirconia implant prosthesis. He explores the advantages of each restorative option, reviews their treatment protocols, and explains the clinical considerations involved in determining the ideal solution for each patient. This course also includes the opportunity for a hands-on experience with the Hahn™ Tapered Implant System. Topics include: COURSE OBJECTIVES • The pros and cons of removable vs. fixed implant restorations • Why the BruxZir® Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis? Hint: no breakage • Provisionalizing fully edentulous implant cases • Converting overdentures to fixed restorations • The use of Hahn Tapered Implants in full-arch indications • Digital treatment planning and when to consider guided surgery • Immediate extraction and implant placement for full-arch restorations • The use and clinical benefits of PMMA temporaries • Immediate conversion of the patient’s denture at the time of implant placement