The evaluation of patients for immediate loading who have with terminal dentition, especially in the maxilla, may at times be challenging. This presentation and hands-on course will discuss and showcase simple pre-operative techniques to predictably evaluate the type of final prosthesis needed for this group of patients. Patients generally are presented with treatment plans to undergo removal of their teeth followed by several months of wearing a nonfunctional full denture as the alveolar ridge heals. This is an uncomfortable phase of their treatment and therefore, many patients who may be presented with this treatment option chose not to have any form of treatment performed.
In this presentation, several cases will be shown to demonstrate the efficacy of immediate loading the terminal dentition patient eliminating the denture wearing phase. This presentation will outline an efficient and predictable treatment protocol allowing for a higher case acceptance by the patient with terminal dentition.
Surgeons, Restorative Dentists, General Practitioners, Prosthodontists, Periodontists