The second course in the series focuses on the latest restorative options and techniques following dental implant placement. Master provisionalization, impressions and fabrication of the final prosthesis. Effectively coordinate with your dental lab and work together to create healthy, functional and aesthetic implant restorations. Determine restorative timeline, evaluation of implant health, and protocols for treatment options for unhealthy bone/tissue. Course emphasis is on maintaining optimum hard and soft-tissue health, minimizing connectivity challenges, coordination with your lab, and maximizing esthetics. This course features 2 hours of online instruction, prior to 14 hours of in-person, hands-on instruction using lifelike models. The course focuses on these topics:
- Time at which to uncover/restore.
- Evaluation of implant health and options if not healthy.
- ISQ, radiographic, visual.
- Soft/hard tissue techniques on uncovering to maximize bone and attached tissue.
- Coordination with the lab.
- Screw vs. cement retained (pros and cons).
- Impression techniques – conventional and digital, open/closed tray.
- Abutment types. How to determine and manage.
- Stock vs. custom abutment.
- Anticipated occlusal load (along with parafunctional habits), size of the crown, occlusal contacts (centric, lateral excursions), need for night guard.
- Provisional prostheses – with immediate placement or at uncovering.
- Esthetic or no need for high esthetics. Emergence contours.
- How to do it in a timely way, staff involvement, lab involvement.
- Deal with any minor deficiencies or abnormalities in coronal tissue requiring adjustment.
- Get accurate impressions.
- Avoid any mistakes that would lead to short or long-term pathology or other causes of failure.
- Obtain an outcome with which the patient is pleased.
- Establish maintenance regimens for the patient and with visits to the dentist assuring continued success.
*There will be a live webinar for course participants to share cases, further discuss topics covered in the course and interact in a Q&A with the course instructor. The date/time for this live webinar is TBD and all course participants will receive an invitation to this evening webinar.
CE Hours: 16.0
AGD Subject Code: 690 Implants