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Orthodontic Treatment as a Prelude to Dental Implant-Supported Restorations Orthodontic Treatment as a Prelude to Dental Implant-Supported Restorations

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;David G. Hochberg, DDS

Date Added:

10/1/1999


Summary:

The endosseous dental implant has steadily progressed to become an important modality of restoring incomplete dentitions in fully or partially edentulous patients. Osteointegrated dental implants have demonstrated relatively high success rates in both the maxillary and mandibular jaws. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the American Dental Association (ADA) and numerous other professional organizations have endorsed the placement of osteointegrated dental implants as a viable and predictable treatment modality to replace missing teeth. Also, inclusion of the placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants is an important part of the training of general dental practitioners, prosthodontists, periodontists and oral/maxiIlofacial surgeons. The utilization of the combined disciplines in dentistry, i.e., restorative practitioner, periodontist, implant surgeon, prosthodontist, is a necessity in order to facilitate proper prosthetically dictated dental implant placement.

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