Hamid Shafie, DDS, CAGS
Hamid Shafie, DDS, CAGS
1. Current Trends in Implant Placement & Loading for Fully Edentulous Patients: Selection Criteria for Immediate vs. Traditional
Implant supported overdenture is considered a new standard of care for fully edentulous patients. However, the traditional, two-stage implant therapy
combined with delayed load concepts has not been very popular among elderly patients because of multiple surgeries, prolonged course of treatment and high expenses.
New generations of implants offer totally different geometry at the macro, mini and micro level compared to the older machined titanium screws of 25 years ago. This new generation has opened a new horizon in implant therapy. Current trends and various modalities for immediate loading in the edentulous patient will be reviewed with emphasis on the screw retained all acrylic hybrid prosthesis.
The same-day immediate placement and immediate load treatment protocol for fully edentulous patients enables clinicians to provide all of the surgical and prosthetic steps in one visit. At the end of the visit, the patient leaves the office with a fixed screw retained implant supported overdenture.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:
- Identify the right candidate for this treatment modality
- Perform the surgical steps necessary for this treatment
- Execute the prosthetic steps related to fabricating and delivering the Same-Day Fixed Immediate Implant Supported Overdenture.
2. Principles of Attachment Selection for Implant Supported Overdenture
- Biomechanical considerations for implant-supported overdentures
- Classification of attachments based on nature of their resiliency
- Indications and contraindications of each attachment assembly
- Risk factors associated with different overdenture design
- Common clinical and laboratory problems and solutions for each problem
- Giving a guideline for classification of attachments
- Comprehensive review of mechanical properties of different attachment indications and contraindications of each type of an attachment will be discussed
- Compose treatment plan for implant supported overdenture cases
- Minimize overhead
- Identify risk factors associated with each attachment assembly
- Identify common clinical and laboratory problems and associate with this treatment modality