In-depth day Thursday 11 October
Dr Stephen J Chu
DMD, MSD, CDT
Current trends in implant therapy advocate clinical techniques thereby allowing treatment efficiency consisting of condensed clinical procedures, fewer patient appointments, and shortened overall treatment time. Even though there is overwhelming literature to support positive outcomes in regard to implant survival through immediate implant therapy and tooth replacement strategies, aesthetics questions still loom, specifically how to handle multiple tooth sites in the aesthetic zone.
This presentation will address the literature associated with management of multiple implants in the aesthetic zone; specifically, treatment planning strategies with multiple tooth sites incorporating teeth, immediate implants with tooth replacement, and pontics in the aesthetic zone as well as innovative devices and strategies in provisional restoration fabrication.
Associate Professor Tomas Linkevicius
The depth of implant placement may depend on various factors – implant/abutment connection stability, absence or presence of platform switching and other. There is no clear consensus how deep the implant can be placed, because the deeper the implant is positioned, the longer peri-implant seal becomes. Subsequently, the selection of restorative materials becomes very important. Zirconia is known for its biocompatibility and usually proposed as the first choice, however many other materials can be used, such as ceramics, titanium or porcelain. This session will address how the tissues will react to different material when implant is placed deep in the bone.
Dr Anthony Mak
The use of implant retained prostheses to restore edentulous spans ranging from a single unit to a complete full arch is today commonly accepted as the option of choice in many presenting clinical situations.
Conventional analogue workflows in implant dentistry, from the planning, placement and finalisation of the prostheses has always seemed to be difficult, requiring a high degree of expertise, experience and multi-disciplinary interactions between the surgical and restorative dentist. The development of digital technologies and the implementation of the corresponding digital workflows in the field of implant dentistry, however, have allowed for the simplification and streamlining of all aspects involved in the delivery of the restoratively driven implant retained prostheses.
This lecture will review the digital technologies, workflows and techniques that have allowed the simplification of the implant procedure from the pre-operative planning stages, the surgical placement, to the prosthetic phases.